Autumn Dinner party
I (we are) am cooking a dinner party for 12 --was an item in an auction for my daughter's school. thinking we will do a fall-inspired dinner. (supposed to be 4 courses).
appetizers: thinking onion and grape leaf tarts, and maybe a mushroom wellington in phyllo cups?
soup--or salad? I have a nice recipe for a vegetable ragout served in miniature pumkins that looks good--from the CIA.
Main Course--pork--either herb/garlic roast or a crown roast? butternut or pumkin risotto (if we do the salad instead of the soup) or potato/sunchoke puree, and veggie (brussel sprouts or roasted cauliflower)
Dessert: small somethings....apple, chocolate, chestnut???
Assume you're cooking and serving... Then I would go with pork tenderloin! Easy to cook for a large group. This is my go to recipe but I use shallots as suggested and really don't spend a lot of time getting a crust on the loin http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Serve with risotto for starter or butternut squash soup (easier) and roasted root veggies inc. red potatoes for the side. Apple tart or something light would be delish for dessert.