check out my menu
going against everything I thought I was going to do, here is my menu for a dinner party this weekend. There will be 6 of us, but 2 will be potentially late (I will have a heads up when they are 3 hours from town), so I need to be able to hold starter/dinner for them, have hearty enough nibbles to tie over our other guests without ruining dinner. I found prime rib on sale 2 for 1, so opted for this over my original pork roast.
nibbles: brie/bacon jam crostini, pancetta wrapped shrimp
starter: celeriac/apple soup
main: roast prime rib, roasted potatoes, yorkshire pudding, gravy, braised spring onion, peas & lettuce
dessert: cherry clafouti
too much? too heavy? just right?
I would want a fresh green salad with some acid based dressing to revive the palate before the main, so I would drop the soup.
Agree that that you either need potatoes or Yorkshire pudding not both.
Also agree about the vegetables - both of yours are spring time choices so they seem a little out of place.
Gravy??? - Did you mean Au Jus, that would be preferable with Prime Rib also serve some horse radish (or horseradish sauce) but not gravy.
NOTE: If you served me this meal I would be very grateful and I am sure very full in a good way.
Nice classical menu.
Make the nibbles lighter!
I'd serve some smoked/marinated fish instead what you have.
I always serve roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding with gravy. This is a very British menu. My MIL also serves peas, but I draw the line there.
Personally, I would add one lighter nibble. I also like to offer foods in groups of threes. I do like the idea of smoked fish. Maybe that could be your third.
I think it sounds like a good menu.
There is nothing wrong with both roasted potatoes and yorkshire pudding. It is common in my family and I think it is nice to give people options. I think for a nice dinner, it is always nice to have extras. Yorkshire pudding and gravy work nicely together.
I also think soups are really nice to have at this time of year.
One small quibble would be the nibbles. Bacon and pancetta are similiar, so to give a bit of variety, I might also offer an onion jam or bell pepper jam with the crostini.