I'm planning a new year dinner for a few friends, and I'm thinking of thematically going east to west (just like the new year itself). Would love some hints and tips for stuff I can make - and stuff that can be prepared so that only a fraction of the work needs to happen just before serving is of course easier to plan.
For the starter I was thinking japanese (or possibly korean). Right now I'm thinking sushi or sashimi, but there must be other stuff too?
For the dessert, I'm leaning towards some classic US dessert, but again - there must be more than apple pie. Please help me sort through all the stuff I find when gooling - what would you do?
(in between, there will be a couple of other courses too, but there I know a bit more what I want).