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"Lace" themed dinner

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velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 11:31 AM

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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    mlee RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 11:55 AM

    How about crépinettes?

    1. greygarious RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 12:11 PM

      This was covered very recently: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7204...

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        LindaWhit RE: greygarious Jul 26, 2010 12:14 PM

        GMTA. :-)

      2. LindaWhit RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 12:12 PM

        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

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          jsaimd RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 12:13 PM

          Roti jala

          http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/20...

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            karykat RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 12:40 PM

            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.

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              bluemoon4515 RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 06:30 PM

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

              Or maybe lacey potato pancakes, made with shredded potatoes?

              1. carswell RE: velvetdc1 Jul 26, 2010 07:11 PM

                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.

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                  velvetdc1 RE: velvetdc1 Nov 29, 2010 03:38 PM

                  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!

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