It's our turn to host the big ta-do this year and I've already begun formulating my menu. I've decided on osso buco with risotto milanese and sauteed greens for the main course. A second course fell into place yesterday with the discovery of a beautiful white gazpacho. I'm now trying to decide what to do for a first course. Ideally, the dish would be elegant, not too-too adventurous, and could be made mostly in advance.
Any thoughts come to mind?