Perhaps it was a tradition from the 1960s or 1970s but among my parents' papers I have found an A-Z index book recording guests and what they ate. It is interesting to see how trends change...
Here, to start with, is a more recent one, the first to appear in the book.
"Alison and John, dinner Sunday 07.06.09.
Oden melon & Black Forest Ham; risotto of rice, wild mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and broad beans; frozen mango puree with raspberries & cream; cheeses; Kangaroo chardonnay & Wolf Blass Australian Cabernet Sauvignon."