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I'm attending the Dîner en Blanc NYC, any suggestions for elegant meals that travel well? I have a few ideas but I would love some suggestions.

Looking for dishes that travels well at room temp as it would be easier to transport sans cooler. We gotta carry everything soooo yeah. Tapas/antipasto is covered, looking for meal options besides a standard pasta dish. Dessert options welcomed!

asked by KitchVega almost 4 years ago

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Nancy
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added almost 4 years ago

Dessert option. please meet Pavlova. For topping, be inventive or see what market holds - white peaches, other actual or named white fruit, crumbled whitish nuts, flavored confectioner's sugar.

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Nancy
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added almost 4 years ago

another meringue idea - white macarons with vanilla or almond butter cream.

KitchVega
added almost 4 years ago

I would do this but I gotta transport everything! I could see powdered sugar covering everything!

Sam1148
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added almost 4 years ago

Here's one of my standard "No fridge needed for a few hours" picnic dishes.
The Night Before:
Defrost a bag or two of baby lima beans..just cook them slightly in the microwave..not mush just al dente.
Half some cherry tomatoes, chop some green onions.
Make a Dressing:
A greek type dressing of lemon juice, fresh oragano, garlic, olive oil, salt pepper.
Dress the Bean mix and put in the fridge overnight.
Right before packing it up for transport add lots of crumbled feta cheese, and chopped parsley...Adjust salt and pepper...and adjust acid balance with more lemon juice and/or oil.

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Sam1148
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added almost 4 years ago

Are you looking for main courses? And what type of things are you using to transport..you can get heat/cold bags at supermarkets and use rubber bands to transport a main dish. Personally, I'd go for Cold Fried Chicken. Make it the night before and wrap it in parchment and shop towels and some cold packs with rubber bands around it...it should be good for a couple of hours or more that way.

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KitchVega
added almost 4 years ago

My best friend is prego so I think we are gonna pass on cold proteins just in case! But it sounds delicious!

Susan W
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added almost 4 years ago

I went to the one in Portland and we did duck rillette, tuna AND beef tartare, baguettes, champagne and a local Pinot. We had a strawberry boccone dolce for dessert. Heavenly meal and setting.

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Susan W
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added almost 4 years ago

I know you said apps are covered, but we had a nice charcuterie plate.

KitchVega
added almost 4 years ago

Oh wow!!!!! I would do all of that!

ATG117
added almost 4 years ago

I think it would be lovely to take a market driven approach. You could roast a bunch of vegetables and then toss them with an herb puree and a splash of vinegar and olive oil, and serve at room temp. It would go well with any protein you choose. All you'd need is some crusty bread and dessert. A chocolate torte would be perfectly decadent, and it transports well.

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KitchVega
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm a bit worried about transporting cold proteins because one of my guests is pregnant and I don't want her to get sick. We are bringing a charcuterie and cheese plate. A cold pesto and roast tomato pasta salad. I'm loving the roast veggies idea, maybe salad, and we are bring a couple of fabulous stuffed cupcakes for dessert. I would love to do the cold fried chicken but I'm a mess and don't want to get grease all over my dress! Thanks!!!!

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Susan W
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added almost 4 years ago

Let us know what you decide on. I love hearing about others menus for Diner En Blanc.