Dinner for 25 - Crawfish boil? Polenta? Tagines?
I am planning a dinner for 25 in early October. I would love to plan the menu around something BIG with a WOW factor. What I envision is a dish that we'd put in the middle of the table and share--like a Maryland crab feast, a crawfish boil, or a clambake. (These are not good options b/c few guests like fish, and we have a handful of vegetarians.) Polenta on a big board would also be great, but I have done it before, and would love something new (again - "wow" factor). Maybe a variety of tagines? Or 3 veggie paellas (but I hate to prep so much at the last minute, and paella at room temp?). I share these ideas in hopes you'll have suggestions for me. Thanks in advance!