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Seventies dinner party - ideas needed!

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froot Tue 15-Feb-05 18:09:50

We are having cheesy footballs first to nibble, then prawn cocktail for a starter, pavlova and black forest gateaux for dessert.......but I am stuck on the main course.

Anyone got any ideas??

Yorkiegirl Tue 15-Feb-05 18:10:47

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mrsflowerpot Tue 15-Feb-05 18:11:21


Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:11:35

Beef Wellington? Don't know why though ..!!!!

bran Tue 15-Feb-05 18:12:06


Something en croute?

bran Tue 15-Feb-05 18:12:37

Great minds think alike Mrsflowerpot and Merlin.

Potty1 Tue 15-Feb-05 18:13:00

Steak a la Berni Inn.

And blue nun/libfraumilch to drink. Or a 'party can' do you remember those?

Waswondering Tue 15-Feb-05 18:13:59

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Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:14:56

Froot - meant to say when I saw your menu that's what I would dish up for a dinner party anyway - seventies??!!!!

bettys Tue 15-Feb-05 18:21:44

Duck a l'orange
Coq au vin
Steak au poivre
Chicken Kiev
Sounds rather nice!

Cam Tue 15-Feb-05 18:22:21

spaghetti bolognaise

Lonelymum Tue 15-Feb-05 18:31:51

Prawn cocktail to start.
Coq au vin for main course.
Black forest gateau for pud.

marthamoo Tue 15-Feb-05 18:32:46

Found this via google.

And this is American but maybe worth a look?

snafu Tue 15-Feb-05 18:35:28

Oh, fondue, definitely! So seventies, really easy to do and fun to eat.

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 15-Feb-05 18:38:16

Fondue - yum yum yum yum .

I used to go to a little German restaurant in Henley (sadly now closed) and their speciality was fondues - drool drool!

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 15-Feb-05 18:39:04

Are you all going to dress up a la "Abigail's Party" ?

morningpaper Tue 15-Feb-05 18:39:14

You need a large bowl for everyone's car keys...

and a sauna in the garden.

snafu Tue 15-Feb-05 18:40:14

Oh, yes! And don't forget to play Demis Roussos!

morningpaper Tue 15-Feb-05 18:41:13

"Gin and toniiic?"

Kayleigh Tue 15-Feb-05 18:42:20

You need pineapple and cheese on sticks stuck in a grapefruit to go with your aperatifs

sobernow Tue 15-Feb-05 19:03:22

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Tinker Tue 15-Feb-05 19:05:15

And some Angel Delight for dessert. Oh, I want to have one now.

marthamoo Tue 15-Feb-05 19:06:02

I was just thinking that - me too!

froot Tue 15-Feb-05 19:08:29

Yes flares compulsory! Forgot all about cheese and pineapple. Will do that too. Have got eight coming so fondue might be a bit tricky for that many - would be great for 4 though! Have got an old cassette tape of grease somewhere I am going to dig out.

Was thinking of Babysham as an aperotif or campari and soda??

Merlin you are so retro chic!!

Cam, I wanted spag bol but dh said not dinner partyish enough (methinks I feed him too well.)

Hmmmm car key suggestion a bit tooooooo frooty!! No sauna sadly but I have got an old paddling pool I could fill up with water from the kettle!!

Has anyone made beef bourginion?? Am worried aboout meat being tough. What should I buy if I do that?

Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 19:08:49

Dream Topping - yum!!

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