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Dinner Club Ideas - Polynesian

TSAW | Aug 19, 201104:53 PM

I've had such great responses from Chowfriends in the past when I've needed ideas for my dinner club, so I thought I'd throw it out there again this time. Our theme is "Polynesian". I'm not exactly sure what that means, but possibly Hawaiian inspired. The club doesn't require you to be completely authentic, but instead use your imagination and let yourself be inspired by the theme and most of all have fun.

We are bringing the appetizers only - so just some fingers foods, hot and cold, that can travel by car. Not salads or vegetables, as another couple will do those. We don't have access to a BBQ we can use the oven/burners or bring an electric frying pan. We usually do 2 dishes.

Of course I think of pineapple, coconut and macadamian nuts.These all seem basic and standard. Does anyone have any other polynesian/hawaiian inspired ideas? Forget SPAM! Gross - that will never pass my lips!

I'd also love to hear anyone's suggestions for a killer presentation. We love to WOW everyone with super looking platter. But really.. I'm not that creative. I did buy some frozen banana leaf sheets (size/shape of a piece of computer paper). Other than that, I own white platters and don't plan on buying anything new.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts. The other Dinner Club folks are always intrigued by my ideas and have no clue that I have an army of Chowfriends to think for me!

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