Seeking advice. We'll be 10 for dinner later this month. You could say we're foodies (into food and wine, have a wine cellar) and we have entertained a fair bit (multi-course meals with several wines). When it's more than 4, I start to feel enslaved (you may ask why do we do this to ourselves?); we love having people over; and this is a perfect group.
Based on a poll of our guests, looks like the only meat acceptable to all is chicken. I'm looking for suggestions on fool-proof menu ideas for multiple courses (no shellfish, no pork, no red meat) especially where preparation in advance (or any other tricks short of catering the whole meal) can help make it fun for us as well as our guests and still delicious and memorable.