Menu will be local and seasonal (Connecticut). I'm a competent cook and will do much of the cooking myself and hire catered help for set-up/breakdown, serving, beverages, etc... I can prep ahead of time, maybe use slow-cooker and OK being in kitchen doing some simple last minute things. I have lots of produce in freezer and canned. Have access to fantastic local fish, duck, chicken, pork and beef. Trying to piece together everything from apps to dessert and can't think of a better group of people to ask! Somewhat elegant but rustic, (no baked pasta dishes, please!) What would you suggest?