Originally Posted by Cooking_Doc
... looking for some good ideas for sides....
turkey shepherds pie (mini, in ramicans)
turkey/cranberry/blue cheese on baguette kind of open faced sandwich turkey rolled sushi (makizushi)
pork belly risotto.
Our main will be sous vide beef tenderloin.
citrus palate cleanse (sorbet and lemoncella)
dessert (cake made by a guest).
My question is, what side ideas do you have for the main? Any thoughts on the menu?
Thanks in advance
Welcome to DC. I edited, to put everything together to get a better idea of the complete menu.
You have a lot going on, & some duplicates/similarities, i.e. risotto & sushi. The shepherd's pies will have vegetables & potatoes.
I would keep it simple, i.e. limit the appetizers, or pass on the beef tenderloin.
Some Easter/Spring side ideas are:
Chilled asparagus or fruit soup
Asparagus Mimosa (chilled asparagus topped w/ grated hard boiled egg)
Layered salad in glasses (i.e. Greek Caprese)
Kitchen Window -- Verrines: A Glass Act : NPR
Asparagus, Peas, & Radishes w/ fresh Tarragon
Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes with Fresh Tarragon - Martha Stewart Recipes