I am hosting a wine tasting party tomorrow. Everyone is bringing a random bottle of wine, red or white.
My menu (for 3 p.m., so not a full meal) is:
Bruschetta (pesto with tomato/mushroom/onion/garlic and eggplant)
Grilled chicken skewers with curried yogurt and peanut dipping sauces
Garlic shrimp with dried chili (from Jose Andres' Tapas cookbok)
Marinated Idiazábal cheese with rosermary (from same)
Cheese plate with a triple creme brie, manchego or mahon, fresh goat cheese and an aged Cheddar or Jack, also mixed olives, dried apricots, dried figs, sliced apple, mixed nuts and locally made crackers)
Pita crisps with spinach, walnut and garlic puree
To start, I'm serving a vinho verde for an apertif. I'd like to finish with an apple dessert, because I just brought home a ton of them from the farmer's market. I was thinking about a Brown Betty but it has to be something I can prep today and cook tomorrow.
Red flags? More ideas? Things you would add or cut? Thank you, 'hounds!