Cheese and jams for appetizer, a rustic Risotto dish and a mouth watering Pear and Chocolate dessert. 2h prep time, $40 (depending on the cheese you choose). All these dishes can be vegetarian if you use vegetable stock instead of beef stock for the risotto.
Start with a simple sweet and savory appetizer, a handmade pasta dish and close big with a homemade fruit tart with a shortbread crust. This dinner idea is not expensive but has long prep times since the dough for fresh pasta and for the short bread need to rest at least 30 minutes each in the fridge. Plan on being on your feet for at least 2/3 hours or more...! But the result is priceless!