I've cooked for 35 people before. We're both excited to do it.
It's going to be kind of a casual party thing. No sit down. Plus we'll have the pizza oven up to temp. as a backup if we run out of food, but I doubt that will happen.
Shibbel, thanks for the recs. I'll get both of those.
i'll check Plenty when I get home. I've done maybe 20-25 recipes from there, but they all skip my mind right now. A roasted or grilled mix vegetables with a basic yogurt sauce sounds easy (there's similar stuff in the first few pages), or one their green salads would be nice.
As has been recommended a few times before, Jerusalem (great leg of lamb recipe in there)- most of the recipes will work well for large gatherings. I'd also look at New Moroccan Mourad Lahlou, lots of great food there too.
If you are ever out in San Francisco, you should go to his restaurant. It's really quite excellent.
made that lemongrass sea bass again last week, used one of those sick Campari tomatoes and just did in a pan as the oven wasn't working. Much easier to do in Japan, with all the ingredients in one supermarket.