I'm attending a potluck dinner party later this week. It'll be a small gathering (maybe 6-8 people), and I'm bringing a meat main dish. We're all decent cooks, and the guest of honour is a new mom, so I'd like it to be something a little bit decadent, a little bit impressive.
The dish will have to be cooked the night before and suffer a long long commute. Someone else is bringing a vegetarian lasagne, so pasta is out. I was thinking perhaps Beef Bourguignon, but I'm not sure if I've ever seen pearl onions at my grocery store. Another option would be a hearty beef & potato stew, but I'm feeling waffly on that one.
Does anyone have a killer dinner party dish that can withstand (or is improved by) reheating the next day, and isn't too messy to transport? It doesn't have to be beef either.
Thanks in advance!