Dinner buffet ideas
Wwe have 10 c0ming for dinner....one a vegetarian, will eat fish, one won't eat fish, and one gluten free!!!! Any ideas?? I was thinking a beef tenderloin, a side of salmon and salads....very expensive! thought about two lasagnas, but there is the gluten! Would love help! Also< I'm nearing 80, so hope to do a lot ahead!
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In that case I would do a tortilla española, aka a frittata with potatoes and onions. So good, so simple, nice looking, easy to serve. With the tortilla cut into wedges, add a green salad of kale or arugula, with some nuts and homemade vinaigrette, a side of roasted veggies (maybe rainbow carrots, honeynut squash or delicata squash) nice bread, and a protein. The protein could be a nice roast chicken or a steak, but put it later in the buffet, so that people take less and the tortilla can be the star. If you're feeling super ambitious an olive or roasted red pepper tapenade would do nicely alongside the tortilla.
Most involve some kind of spread where the guests assemble their food from a choices of carb, protein, sides....all set out in different bowls, so no cross-contamination.
One idea which may work for your group is corn tacos or a rice spread, with various fillings (meat, fish, bean), sauces and salads. Dessert can be a fruit-something with cookies on the side.
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I hope it's lovely and that you'll come back and tell us both what you served and how well it worked...;)
Instead of tenderloin (which is pricey), how about marinated flank steak? Or roast beef using eye of round (there's an easy recipe from America's Test Kitchen)?