A group of 15 (+ me, the newbie!) are going up to Vermont to shack up for the long weekend in a (well-equipped) vacation home up there. We're planning on cooking together, eating a lot, and having a decadently indulgent time.
Problem is, the friend who always acts as head chef can't make it this time, so we've got to figure out something new this time around.
Any recipes for a really "wow" dinner entree, that all of us can prepare together? We're an adventurous eating crew, and everyone's either a gourmet or a gourmand (or both.) Hits from the past that they've done include: steak with chimichurri sauce, a roast Filippino pork, etc. Ideally, we wouldn't have to pick up too many esoteric ingredients.
Any "wow-ser" sides would be appreciated too.
Thanks in advance!