I'm serving a 5 course dinner this weekend, and I'm not sure what to serve first. Soup or app?
In terms of place settings, soup bowl will be on top of small plate (for app) and medium plate (for salad). Dinner plate on bottom. Appetizer is hot: smoked trout ravioli with gruyere white sauce. Soup will either be roasted beet or pumpkin (still undecided..)
I can of course pull top plate with bowl, and serve in either order...but which is quote on quote "proper"?
In terms of prep, rav's may be easier to start the night with, since they require more effort plating and I can give more attention to this first. Soup will just be held warm, so this will be an easy transition between courses. Am I overthinking this!!??? help!