It's my birthday next month and I'd like to host a gathering for my closest friends (~20 people). I am swinging in two directions - either for a huge, sit-down dinner or a "happy hour" type feel with finger food and mingling space.
Thus I am looking for location suggestions for both.
While I'm at it, since all you foodies give fantastic recommendations, is there a way to rent a dinner table if I wanted to host this event at a friend's house and put my own culinary skills to the test?
Thanks for your help!