Hi everyone! Monday I am cooking a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and I could use a little advice. His favorite food is pasta and I want to make sure my menu is cohesive. I'd like to have some sort of appetizer to start with, maybe capers bites, shrimp or spinach dip? I am torn between doing 2 types of pasta or one type of pasta with a protein. I was thinking about carbonara, cajun cream pasta, or giada's fresh spinach pasta roll.
I'd like to do some broccolini on the side, or a salad if you have suggestions.
For dessert, I want to do lava cakes with a side of coffee mousse or ice cream.
Do these ideas sound okay? All suggestions are more than welcome! Basically I'd like to have a good Italian feel without it being extremely rich and heavy. Thank you!