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Main Entree for Husband's Birthday Party?

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Hello fellow foodies! My husband's 30th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I've been slowly building a menu together. As it stands, I have not decided on the meat/main entree. I have attached the tenative menu below. Again, this is a working menu and I may swap some things out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Something tasty, simple to medium, for about 15 ppl. Thank you ahead of time!

Ball-and-Chain's Tentative Menu
Antipasto:
- Fruit & cheese board w/pancetta & crackers
- Roasted garlic crostini w/tapenade
- Roasted garlic crostini w/tomato & basil
- Wild mushroom crostini
Primo: Caesar salad w/parmagiano reggiano
Secondo: Meat entree (UNDECIDED)
Contorno:
- French potato salad
- Roasted asparagus or haricort verts with shallots
Dolce:
- Strawberry NY style cheesecake on graham cracker crust
- Chocolate covered strawberries
Caffe: French press or loose leaf tea
Digestivo: Selected wines & champagne

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  1. Are you going to grill? Do a mixed grill....throw on some balsamic vinegar and rosemary marinated rib lamb chops, some beef kebabs, chicken sausage, and even some grilled shrimp....what more could anyone want?

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    1. re: bac528

      Hi bac528, thanks for the suggestion! How long do you marinate the rib lamb chops?

    2. Will people eat pork? There is a Marcella Hazan recipe for pork shoulder (at least I think it is shoulder) braised in milk that would be suitable for a large group.

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      1. re: Megiac

        Do you now where I can find the Marcella Hazan recipe?

        1. re: amoretignis

          It is in her cookbook Essentials of Italian Cooking. I bet you could find it at your local library....

      2. I always think rib roast is great for special occasions. However, they do cost quite a bit.
        I also like rack of lamb.