i'm having my first dinner party next week for six people. all the side dishes and appetizers i want to make seem like they'd go best with beef. however, i just started eating meat again after being a vegetarian for 15 years, and am a little unskilled in the meat preparation department. also, i'm willing to spend a bit of money, but ruled out my initial thought of filet mignon when i realized how much money i'd be spending on that.
i was thinking maybe steak (ny strip steaks??) with an herb, shallot, and butter round on top. or, since it's for a group who might all like their meat cooked differently, maybe a london broil. i looked for some good marinades online and couldn't seem to decide. maybe something with horseradish or shallots, or some sort of blue cheese sauce? also, i don't really know times and temperatures and things like that.
any help would be much appreciated.