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"Lace" themed dinner

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Hi all, I'm planning to cook dinner for some friends and, in honor of an upcoming occasion, would like the theme to be "lace". I thought I could do parmesan lace crackers and cheese for a starter, lace cookies with ice cream for dessert... but I wondered if anyone has suggestions for a main dish or anything else I could add that would add to the theme? I am also planning to pick up pretty doilies to use around the place settings to add an effect. Any ideas?

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  1. How about crépinettes?

      1. For the main dish, that's a hard one; not sure you'll find anything that would work. But here are some ideas from a similar request just a few weeks ago:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720475

          1. If you did some kind of casserole or layered thing say in a springform pan, you could put a doily on top and sprinkle something (cocoa, parmesan, paprika?) over it to get a lace design on top. LIke you would do with powdered sugar on top of a cake. Using savory ingredients.

            1. Lace crepes: http://cherryonacake.blogspot.com/201...

              Or maybe lacey potato pancakes, made with shredded potatoes?

              1. Several wine producers in the southern Rhône have named cuvées after the Dentelles de Montmirail, a local mountain range. ("Dentelle" is lace in French.) Red, white, sweet white and maybe pink wines carry the name.

                1. I'm sorry I never reported back on this! I ended up making crepes, using buckwheat so that it was extra-porous. Everyone appreciated the effort although it didn't really look very lacy :) I got the idea from rava dosa which is a variation on the south Indian dosa. So thanks for the roti and crepe ideas for jogging my imagination a little. I also had all the ladies wear lace accessories and got a bit over the top with the table setting. All in all a success. Thank you all for the suggestions!