I am having my department members over for dinner this weekend, and I have no idea what to make. it's a good-bye dinner for my department head, so I would like it to be special, but so many of the people coming have food issues that I am at a loss as to what to cook. I also live somewhere where I do not have access to a lot of what most people people would consider staples. (one kind of lettuce, not much seafood, no pork, only basic veggies)
I was thinking Ina's Shrimp Scampi, but one the wife of one of my co-workers is allergic to shrimp. She also doesn't eat mushrooms. He doesn't eat anything with curry.
Another co-worker is veggie, but eats fish.
I am leaning towards lasagna, simply because it's easy to make veggie, but not being able to use mushrooms means that the sauce won't be terribly interesting. Plus, lasagna, as yummy as it is, doesn't really have any WOW factor, and I wanted to put on a little bit of a show.
Anyone have any brilliant ideas?