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Sumptuous main dish for pot luck wedding

Friends who have been together 20 years are marrying in October, since now they can and are having a potluck. Please no comments on whether or not you approve of this plan.
The meal is vegetarian and I want to bring something really delightful, hot or cold, not needing to be vegan but would prefer not drenched in cheese.
My copy of Plenty is on the way but I am seeking your thoughts.

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  1. (Congrats to your friends!!!)
    For a pretty presentation i always love to make a stuffed vegetable or a "self contained" individual serving like a puff pastry packet wrapped around roasted veg or indiv quiche/savory tart. Foods that are room temp or cold will be best for the potluck setting.

    1. I have attended a couple pot luck weddings. They are just wonderful. I think it takes a certain openness and grace to trust your friends and loved ones to provide the wedding fare.

      How about a beautiful layered ratatouille? http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/0... Contains a link to Thomas Keller’s Confit Byaldi.

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        1. Something in phyllo? I made this for a vegan entree option for Thanksgiving last year (with olive oil instead of butter to make it vegan, which worked fine) and it looked beautifun and went over well:
          http://reciperelay.com/kale-and-butte...

          Tastes fine at room temperature or hot. If you don't know people's spice preferences, cut the cayenne to the lower level in the recipe -- it's got a nice kick to it as written, which was great with my family but is sometimes not what one wants for a potluck.

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          1. Here is a recipe (I posted under another discussion recently) that's not only delicious, but beautiful to look at when served on a large platter. Any fresh market veggies can be used. Can be served cold or at room temp. I use feta or goat cheese with a simple vinaigrette, but the cheese is certainly optional. I can't recommend it enough!

            www.prouditaliancook.com/2012/06/heat...

            (There's many other great veggie dishes on this site)

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            1. re: Phoebe

              Thanks for sharing that blog! It's fabulous and very much appreciated.