We are entertaining senior colleagues for the first time in a week or two. We're making choucroute garnie (sauerkraut cooked with wine, spices, potatoes and a variety of smoked meats) from a recipe I've made many times. We'll also serve homemade dark bread and mustard and no doubt some good beer. It's a heavy meal, but I'd still like to have a few nibbles out to start. So far all I'm planning is radishes with sweet butter and salt (for dipping). I also need a dessert-- something elegant and light. I'm not going for a super wow-factor-- something that isn't trying too hard, but that is delicious and fits with the meal. A fun apertif would also be great. I'd love any ideas you might have!