Here's the scenario: Casual buffet style dinner party for about 8-10 people, including 2 vegetarians, 1 non-adventurous diner who dislikes spicy foods, and the rest a bunch of adventurous and multicultural eaters.
I am a good cook but not always so good at planning a menu with elements that complement rather than clash. Prefer a mix of cultural influences rather than a theme. Any advice and critiques of my tentative menu will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Serena
Summer dinner party—MENU
Cold cooked/raw vegetables w/ aioli
Figs with cheese, or bacon, or...?
Soltero (Peruvian bean salad)
Some vegetarian dish (lasagne?)
Aji de gallina over potatoes
Lemon mousse with assorted berries
Almond torte with vanilla ice cream