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One Week Before Party

Pantry Items
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons white truffle oil
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon Beau Monde seasoning
11/4 teaspoons dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup flour
Few drops almond extract
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups chicken broth
9 ounces semisweet chocolate bits
4 ounces dark chocolate
1/2 cup almond meal or blanched whole almonds
1 cup wild rice
1 cup long grain white rice
1 (20-ounce) can sliced pineapple in own juice
1 box crackers (Triscuits work well)
1 (12-ounce) jar cashews
1 (8.75-ounce) package party mix
Decaffeinated and regular coffee
Regular and herbal tea bags

Alcohol And Drinks
2 bottles Champagne or sparkling wine
2 bottles white wine for starter (Gruner Veltliner or Verdejo)
2 bottles white wine for main (White Bordeaux)
1 bottle dessert wine, if using (Tawny Port or Banyuls)
4 bottles sparkling water
1/2 cup Disaronno amaretto (or other amaretto)
1/2 cup blue curaçao
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

11/2 cups butter
1 cup orange juice

Two Days Before Party

6 lemons
8 rose petals for drink garnish
1 bunch fresh dill
1 bunch fresh mint for sorbet garnish
1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley for main garnish
4 ounces mixed baby greens
4 ounces baby spinach
4 onions
1 clove garlic
1/2 pound carrots
1/2 pound celery
2 pounds asparagus
2 pounds zucchini
1 cucumber

41/8 cups whole milk
6 eggs
3/4 cup grated sharp white Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
31/4 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Meat, Fish and Deli
8 skinless sole fillets
8 ounces crab meat or flake-style crab meat substitute

10 ounces frozen chopped spinach

Day of Party

8 rolls


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