Hi all. This is my first post! Love Chowhound and hope some of you can help me with our Cuban Christmas menu. Our guests are real foodies - as are we - so we really want to make this a special dinner. Right now, we are planning on serving Pernil (marinated roast pork shoulder), Cuban tamales made w/Yucca and piccadillo, a fresh tomato and avocado salad.
Can anyone suggest a fabulous first course, side dish, dessert item? Please don't say flan for dessert - my DH hates anything that tastes "eggy".
Thanks in advance - and happy holidays to everyone!