9.Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Potatoes, Fennel, and Olives
A simple mezze platter is on theme and perfect for tiding guests over until the main course is served, and a fresh, tangy Greek salad will perfectly compliment the lamb. For dessert, grilled pineapple is sweet without being too heavy.
The best part of eating mussels is sopping up the juice, so grilled bread is a must, and a huge pile of grilled veggies will make everybody feel virtuous. White wine spritzers pair well with shellfish, and their lower alcohol content means you can drink all night.
17.New England Clam Chowder
If you're feeling ambitious, you can make your own oyster crackers. Balance the heavy chowder with grilled asparagus, and end on a super sweet note with a gorgeous peach pie.