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What would you serve to accompany beef wellington?

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KittyWalker Tue 11-Oct-11 21:43:37

Dinner party on Friday night, I have decided to do individual beef wellingtons but not sure what to serve with them. Was maybe thinking of fine green beans and crushed olive oil potatoes?

PaschaTheSlasher Tue 11-Oct-11 21:44:55

A good red merlot.

weevilswobble Tue 11-Oct-11 21:46:19

Quality in season local ingredients, cooked simply. grin can i come?
Something applely for pudding with a nice vanilla ice cream?

KittyWalker Tue 11-Oct-11 21:46:27

Naturally!

dearprudence Tue 11-Oct-11 21:49:48

Potatoes dauphinoise. Any green veg.

KittyWalker Tue 11-Oct-11 21:53:26

I did think of dauphinoise potatoes but wondered if it would all be a bit too rich. Also considered Pommes Anna or duchess potatoes?

KittyWalker Tue 11-Oct-11 21:54:29

That naturally was in reference to the merlot comment wink

weevilswobble Wed 12-Oct-11 20:16:58

Aww kitty, i thought you were showing appreciation for MY ideas about pudding. sad

DaydreamDolly Wed 12-Oct-11 20:18:12

Immediately what sprang to mind was potato dauphinoise and green beans.

KittyWalker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:19:31

I have found a lovely dauphinoise recipe, think I will go for that! Thanks for the suggestions and help smile

pointydog Wed 12-Oct-11 20:23:11

Was about to say exactly the same as daydream

WitchesBrewIsMyFriend Wed 12-Oct-11 20:26:19

my friend did this at a dinner party and served green beans, baby corn and was going to do dauphinoise potatoes but decided that would make the meal too heavy. So she served potatoes sort of sauteed from a Gordon Ramsay recipe.

KittyWalker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:29:12

That was my initial thought Witches but I have changed my mind - they don't have to have a lot!!! grin

DaydreamDolly Wed 12-Oct-11 20:50:03

Your lucky guests! grin

orienteerer Wed 12-Oct-11 20:52:24

KittyWalker - your menus sounds great, just remember to include red winegrin.

KittyWalker Wed 12-Oct-11 22:09:43

Oh we have plenty of the red stuff wine grin! Do you really think they are lucky? I hope they work out blush

frenchfancy Fri 14-Oct-11 06:53:56

I would suggest fondant potatoes rather than daouphinoise; I think the dauphonoise could be not only too rich, but could out shine the main star. I like to balance my main courses, so if one bit is to be the bride, the bridesmaids - whilst still beautiful in their way - are more simple so as not to compete with the bride.

KittyWalker Sat 15-Oct-11 01:04:57

It went brilliantly thank you for all your help and suggestions! I love Mumsnet wine grin

Nigellus Fri 27-Nov-15 11:58:30

Years and years later ... Kitty, am I being a bit thick here, sorry if so, but guess you went with the dauphinoises, tiny portions of? If you remember!!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 27-Nov-15 12:08:50

Please start a new thread for questions like this. Reviving a zombie thread from four years ago really isn't the best way to get an answer.

Nigellus Fri 27-Nov-15 12:45:28

OK, and thanks for the helpful friendly supportive well-meaning advice.

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