So we've had to move our RD to a new venue to accommodate the larger # of guests now that FMIL has decided to add several more people (more of her relatives) to the RD list. They are paying, so it makes zero difference to me, except that now we need to come up with a menu. The venue suggests for a group this size (50ish) that we offer a pared-down menu, rather than the whole thing. They suggest choosing some apps to have served to each table. We were thinking chips & salsa (theirs is really good), the queso, and their guacamole which we also really liked. For the menus given to the guests they suggested a choice of either the Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup, the Ensalada Verde, or the Tomatillo Wedge; and then 4-6 entree choices. They are doing some sort of dessert (I can't remember but it sounded tasty and I don't care about dessert) plus I am having a cake made because it is one of my BM's birthdays.
Which menu items would you be happiest to see as options? I know I need to have a variety, and have addressed that we need at least one veggie option (which may have to be a veg version of the enchiladas or the linguine verde since this menu is a meatfest). I have my favs, but I eat a lot of things that not everyone enjoys, so outside opinions are good.
I think for booze we are going to stick with all of the beers, 4 wine choices (red, white, dry rose' and bubbles) and then a top shelf (fresh lime, not sour mix) margarita. With 50 people, flooding the bar with the entire cocktail list could make the bartenders hate us. Also, I don't want to wait 30 minutes for my drink because of it.