Suggestions for managing your time
Can be made ahead (day before):
French-Italian Mushroom Tart (Reheat during party)*
Protein Roll-Ups (both kinds)
Parmesan-Reggianno in the "Raw"
Sauce for the Traditional Bruschetta
Cheesy Hash Browns with Sour Cream (Reheat during party)*
Sauce for Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce*
Day of the party:
Toast bread for both crostini
Make gorgonzola mixture to top crostini later
Assemble the tomatoes and mozzarella for the Caprese Tomato Salad, but don't drizzle on the dressing yet
Toss in a bowl the romaine, walnuts, onions, and grapes for Zola's Caesar Salad. Refrigerate 'til one hour before serving.
Bring the Chimichurri Sauce to room temperature
Reheat French-Italian Mushroom Tart (or you can do this just before the party)*
Dress the Caprese Tomato Salad
Dress Zola's Caesar Salad with parmesan cheese and Marzetti's Caesar dressing
Top Gorgonzola Cheese and Pear Crostini and broil*
Top Bruschetta with reheated tomato mixture and top with parmesan
Roast the tenderloin, slice it and arrange on platters, and then add the Chimichurri Sauce as directed*
*NOTE: If you have one oven, you'll have to serve the French-Italian Mushroom Tart and the Gorgonzola Cheese and Pear Crostini at room temperature. In that case, make at beginning of party or just before. Then roast your tenderloin. And last, reheat the Cheesy Hash Browns with Sour Cream on 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, covered. Your tenderloin will end up warm if you cover it, but it's great even at room temperature.