My husband and I are going to visit some friends in the Twin Cities this weekend, and are looking for ideas for a Saturday night menu. These are very good friends who we used to cook with all the time when we lived in the same city, and we're celebrating both the visit and the fact that I recently passed the bar and have become a real, live lawyer (watch out, world)! We've been all over the place trying to plan our Saturday evening meal, so I thought I would put it to the Chowhounds!
The items need to be obtained in a grocery store - no time to mail-order. We have three very skilled cooks, one excellent assistant to chop things and wash dishes, and two more friends to bring the dessert and wine.
So what do y'all think we should make? What would you make?