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Take my brunch...please

Nyleve | Jan 11, 2009 03:47 PM

I'm throwing a birthday brunch for a close friend, Looks like we'll be between 12 and 15 people. I'm grappling with the menu. It will be at least partly pot luck - I'll be making the main and dessert, and I'll be assigning dishes to others. Not sure if I'll be telling them EXACTLY what to make or just give them a category they can handle, but I'm definitely not interested in a free-for-all.

So here are the parameters. The birthday gal loves a good crepe so I'm thinking that will be the main. Might do something seafood-filled (any great recipes?). I'm looking for all sorts of suggestions for starters, sides, drinks (champagne-based or otherwise). I want this to be elegant and lavish and wonderful. She isn't much of a meat-eater, has a generally mediterranean sensibility around food and loves vegetables.

I'd appreciate any and all ideas to help construct this meal. Probably will do it as a buffet-style meal, but we'll see how many people end up coming.

Thanks in advance for sage advice.

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