I'm making dinner for someone I don't know that well who did me a favor. It'll just be the three of us, me, guest, and my boyfriend. I'll open some nice wines and I already know what I'm making for the main course (sweetbreads with porcini mushrooms). Dessert will probably some kind of fruit tart.
But I'm stumped for a classy first course that isn't too showy or trendy (I want to treat the guest well, but not act like I'm going overboard). Just something that tastes good and is tasteful.
Thanks in advance!