I am throwing a dinner party for 8. Not formal, but something more like casual chic early summer gathering. I usually have no trouble with menus & order of food, but I'm a bit sticky on this one. I have a good idea of the food I want, but I could use some help organizing the chaos. I am not sure in what order to serve the following things; nor am I entirely convinced they should all be served. Could use some fresh eyes.
Green salad OR grilled radicchio - with mustard sherry vin
Room temp salad of barley tossed with pesto (this is unreal - narcotic good)
grilled sausage ropes
desserts - undecided: maybe panna cotta; maybe cherry sorbet; maybe strawberry tart with lemon curd base; maybe homemade ice cream truffles (my own very lovely little creation...I make some ice cream, freeze until hard, scoop out with melon ball, roll in cocoa, espresso/cocoa mix, nuts or whatever; freeze until serving - make a little tower..yum)
I could also serve the grilled sausage with some baguette during cocktails for picking..
Any help would be very appreciated!!!