We are going to do beef tenderloin for 18 and need some sides and do not want anything creamed or yorkshire pudding. In the past, we have done lamb and had roasted root vegetables, which has been nice but I'm not sure that parsnips and carrots will work as well with the beef. We can do roasted rosemary potatoes but would like to make things more exciting. My grandmother will be covering the "green" category, but another veggie side would be good as well. Suggestions? THANKS!
And fyi, dessert will be a bouche de noel, galleygirl's pear cake, oranges with grand marnier and crystalized peel and maybe something else. Depends on whether our family bouche maker does one or two.