I am throwing a party on Friday, in which I will provide my guests with an antipasto plate (consisting mostly of pickles, you're shocked I know), and then copious amounts of pasta which can be dressed in homemade pesto, Alfredo, and/or Bolognese. (Do we need a traditional tomato? I don't think so...thoughts?)
I would like to serve dessert, but have not hit on a good idea yet. I don't want to over extend myself here...so I am looking for something perhaps along the trifle line, but I feel like tiramisue might be a bit much.
In addition I would like to incorporate a pear-ginger syrup I made earlier this summer. My thoughts are perhaps to make an almond cake and that douse it in the syrup and serve it with cream. But I would like input.