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January 9th, 2008

Menu Help @ 11:40 am

I am planning a "big fancy dinner".

Basically, my boyfriend is taking an extremely huge exam tomorrow (CCIE Lab, if anyone is familiar with networking certifications) that costs more than $1,000 to take and requires flying to North Carolina and spending 10 hours at a testing site. If he passes (something like an 80% failure rate for this particular test) it will advance his career extremely well. He has been studying, very hard, for over a year. Basically, big freakin' deal goes on now.

So when he gets back, time for a big fancy dinner. Either to celebrate (::keeps fingers crossed::) or to show him that I still love him and I wish him better luck when he takes it again. So I need help on the menu. I want fancy stuff, not everyday foods, but I need it to be reasonably affordable. I can't spend $500 on ingredients for a meal for 2 people. The only meats that I can use are seafood and chicken. I was thinking maybe a soup or an appetizer or both, and a main course, and dessert. I'm pretty in the dark as to what to make, though. So....any thoughts?

Thanks! :-)
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Date:January 9th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
french onion soup is easy and cheap, but looks oh so fancy! maybe you can start out with that
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Date:January 9th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
What is your price range? I have a bunch of pretty "fancy" menus I can share with you, but I don't want to give you a menu that would be 200 dollars if you're looking to spend 50. Let me know and I'll do some digging in my notebooks =)

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