Last year I had 18 people out for Dim Sum for my birthday. I like the idea of havign a big party again, but something different as far as food. I enjoyed the community and conversation that was encouraged by the Dim Sum sharing.....is there some other sorts of food that is conducive to that kind of community experience?
Also I have friends ranging from carnivore to vegan.
I was thinking about a Korean barbeque place I know of, Garden buffet, but it isn't precisely what I am looking for. Or maybe tapas? But where would you recommend for tapas? My only dietary restriction is that I prefer not to eat sugar or dairy, but other people can.
Suggestions of unusual cuisine or unusual restaurants are welcome.