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Oct 2, 2012 01:55 PM

HELP! - Dinner Party Nightmare [moved from Ontario]

I'm hosting a dinner party for 8 people, there are MANY food restictions amonsgt the group, I am so sick and tired of serving chicken at dinner parties (cause it's the safe choice), and I'm so sick of eating it at everyone else's dinner parties, I wanted to do something different, but here's the problem: someone in the group doesn't eat seafood, someone else doesn't eat spicey foods, someone else doesn't eat pork, someone else doesn't eat veal, and 3 people don't eat lamb....WHAT THE HECK am I going to cook, any ideas except for chicken and turkey???

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  1. Braised short ribs, mashed sweet potatoes, baby veg

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    1. re: Main334

      I think this sounds like a great idea!

    2. Go to Bologna Pastifico on Dufferin get Mama Mias home made lasagna theres a veggy variety its very good serve with yummie salad Miranda

      1. Wow 'em with a vegetarian meal.

        1. If you must have meat, it appears beef is your other safe bet. OTOH, why not just go meatless as pine time suggests? Make a fabulous risotto, lasagna with homemade noodles, etc. Or have fun and have people design their own pizzas. Lots of options.

          1. I would go vegetarian. I make a cold rice salad with peppers, and lemon, oil, and ginger. You could make a vegetarian mac and cheese using a tomato cream base with olives, hoping that lactose is not a restriction. Or some Asian vegetarian meals...and at the end have a big fruit tray.
            I understand it is not easy to please people just do your best..
            I recently made chicken marengo from Cooks Illustrated magazine, it was a great recipe and feed many. I know you are tired of chicken but this recipe is quite pretty for a dinner party and served with a nice rice dish as an option.