I have an inquiry for a dinner party. The request is for a salad, chicken and beef entrees with starch and veg, 2 desserts. So far I have imagined an arugala salad with red pears, chicken marsala, I'm stuck on the beef dish, I normally love my braised beef dishes which wouldn't work for a dinner party. Stuck on dessert also, since I am not big on sugar. I do love clafouti. But it doesn't matter what I love.
So, I guess my question is...Any suggestions for the beef dish and desserts? I like to cook seasonally and thought of acorn squash for the veg and the starch shouldn't be a problem.
I will be sending a questionnaire for more details at which time I'll have a better idea of what they want, but it would be nice to have suggestions to offer. Comfort, upscale? I will price according to ingredients and cooking time.
I will appreciate any help since I am new at this.
Oh, I forgot. I thought of 6 oz portions for protein, 4 oz each for starch and veg. Do I have to have 6 oz of protein for both chicken and beef per person? If so, how do you handle leftovers?
Again, thank you for any advice.