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Dinner party inspiration needed - tapas?

biondanonima | Mar 18, 2011 11:23 AM

I'm having a few people over for dinner next weekend and I'm feeling a little uninspired when it comes to meal planning. There will be five of us, including one picky-ish eater and three low-carb-ish eaters. Obviously, I could do some type of meat-heavy main and then an optional potato/starch dish alongside, but for whatever reason that seems boring to me. Most of the tried-and-true dishes that I've served to this group involve pasta, which doesn't work so well now that several of them are LC. Grr.

Anyway, I was thinking a tapas spread might be a good way to please the various palates that will be present - any suggestions in that vein? It wouldn't have to be traditionally Spanish - just things that lend themselves to small plates/family style sharing. I'd love to make use of some nice springy ingredients (artichokes, rhubarb?) given that the weather is FINALLY improving! I also received Ad Hoc at Home for a Christmas present so I need to look through it and see if there's anything there I want to try. Any other great cookbooks, awesome recipes?

I know the CH community will inspire me - thanks in advance!!!!!!!

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