This is really a great book! The recipes are fairly easy and the results professional looking. I recently catered for a (very) small party for my mother's birthday and I managed to have everything ready in one afternoon. It is true I didn't choose the more complicated recipes, but we made an impromptu party! The flavours are so rich and sometimes surprising that you are sure to get raves. Most of the recipes don't contain exotic ingredients, that you will only find in specialized markets and all of them provide make-ahead tips, so you will not panic on the party day. The tartlet and phyllo cases can be made up to one month ahead and kept in tightly covered containers, if you actually manage to plan one month ahead!
I made the caramelised onion pancakes substituting plain yoghurt for the sour cream and they tasted so incredibly complex, with just a few ingredients, onions, water, sugar. And the marinades for the shrimps were absolutely delicious, they disappeared from the plate. A really great book! Thanks to the authors.