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Hawaiian Luau

Hi There!

I'm helping my friends celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Hawaiian themed dinner. (I know it's cliche, but they had their honeymoon in Hawaii) I already decided that I would make Kalua Pork from the grill and probably some simple grilled salmon.

However, I'm having a difficult time deciding what other dishes (particularly accompanying carbohydrates) to make for the meal. I'm aiming to make all the guests (mostly hardcore Italians) comfortable - so things like Poi, raw fish and other acquired tastes probably wouldn't work well.

What do you think would be appropriate side dishes for this meal? Thanks for all the help!

Jul 17, 2008
passionwithfood in Home Cooking

Fresh Mozzarella in Jackson Heights?

Is there a place where I can get a good fresh mozzarella in Jackson Heights? I'm relatively new to the area... I've tried the deli counter at Trade Fair and was very disappointed - it was basically like packaged, factory cheese. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Cocktail Pairings

Hey everyone,

I'm having a dinner party this weekend - I have all the dishes sorted out and ready to go, but would like to prepare some cocktails. Any suggestions for the following menu?

-Eggplant Caponata
-Ratatouille
-Pasta Salad with Sun-dried tomato pesto
-Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic
-Couscous with pinenuts and golden raisins
-Potato Gratin
-Birthday Cake

Thanks a lot!

Apr 22, 2008
passionwithfood in Spirits