The Thai soup sounds delicious but might be quite filling as a starter so maybe only serve e.g. in cups rather than bowls. Can you explain Chicken Pomodoro a bit more please, is it chicken and fancy tomato sauce? If so, suggested sides would be green veg e.g. broccoli or green beans and possibly rice rather than potatoes, or maybe homemade bread buns? Berry pav I think here.
Or it might be simpler to go with vaguely asian starters e.g. sweet chilli dip and veg and breadsticks and philidelphia and then go for Thai red chicken curry as main, with no sides except jasmine rice, in which case I would think citrus pav nicer and serve with white wine, beer, and schloer or jasmine green tea for non-drinkers.
Hmmm hadn't considered switching the soup to main as the curry itself. I could do that philly chilli dip that everyone goes on about with rice crackers ( or would they think I'd just opened a pack of Splendips?!)
I bought a very pretty white metal basket today in TKmaxx that I was hoping to use as bread basket though, wouldn't have the opportunity to use it then if I switched at me wanting to base a meal round a bread basket!!!
Foofi - yes I think that's a good plan to have as much as possible done already or part done, I don't want to miss my own dinner party conversation