In-laws are in town this weekend; always stressful to plan a menu for them, I don't know why.. This time is even worse because I wasn't in cooking school last time I had to feed them; this is a whole different ball game! I have a couple of questions; your ideas and expertise are welcome. - I will be making gravlax for first course. Any ideas for a nice/innovative accompaniment? - Is it really inappropriate to serve braised lamb shanks on a hot summer day? I do them well so I'm tempted to make it but I'm not sure if it'll go well with the 1st course or the weather.. -Please give ideas for alternative main course.. I'm completely out of ideas. I want to make something that I can prepare ahead of time... - How do you make a pomegranate coulis? does it need to cook? Thanks for your input.