So here’s the thing. I have a dinner party to host next week, and I have been scratching my head for the past two weeks trying to come up with a menu that would suit EVERYONE. I will be having about 15 guests over, and the thing that makes it so darn difficult is the fact that everyone here is so “diverse”. Case in point, I have some guests who:
One guest does not eat meat
One guest does not eat pork
One guest is allergic to yeast
Many guests aren’t quite open to Asian food
I will be inviting our neighbour (not the nasty one, but the nice couple with the cute little girl) who has had us over for dinner ages ago. They not-so-subtly hinted that they do not take any spice. At all.
On top of that, we don’t have the most extensive set of dinnerware, enough for 15 people, so it’s gonna be plastic plates all the way. Which also means I cannot make nice fancy desserts in individual glasses.
As of now, here’s the tentative menu:
1. Fried rice
2. Deviled eggs
3. Indian styled tuna cutlets
4. Chicken curry (this was specifically requested by a Japanese family)
5. Twice baked potatoes with anchovy, Parmesan and rosemary
6. Tomato + basil + mozzarella skewers
7. Walnut + rocket (arugula) + gorgonzola cheese crostini
8. Pie tee (tentative)
9. Apple tart – dessert.
I want to have some Asian elements in them, hence the fried rice, tuna cutlets, chicken curry (well, this one was requested of me) and pie tee (Malaysian Nyonya). At the same time, for those who don’t want/like Asian, there’s the potatoes, tomato+basil skewers and crostini.
As for the pie tee, I’ve read that it’s a lot of work, so I’m gonna do a trial run before the dinner on the 6th, and if it goes well, then pie tee will be on the menu, else I may omit it altogether.
What do you think of the menu? Too much? Too little? Too Asian? Boring? I absolutely adore cooking, but it’s always trying to figure out WHAT to cook thats the biggest headache. I would love to hear your input on my menu, do drop me a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks folks.