My friend is a very accomplished chef/owner of a resto here. James Beard finalist, modernist farm to table techniques, blah, blah.... He, of course, says that he is NEVER invited to dinner. I am an enthusiastic and adventurous amateur cook, and I find that after multiple dinner parties, I am NEVER invited to dinner. (I hope this is because my friends are intimidated, and not because of my undesirable personality!)
Anyway.... What to cook for the man and his wife? I am not going to try to compete with him on a technique basis, but am tempted to do a great dish, served family style, something like my fave choucroute garnis with a tarte flambée app and then a homey Moroccan orange cake for dessert.
Any chefs out there please weigh in with what you like to experience when invited to dinner. I would appreciate any advice or comment!