I agree that for some reason we love to try new recipes when we have guests over but I think that being adventurous is what the kitchen is all about. You are a great cook and you know it so just be sure of yourself and I am sure your innovations and your trials will reflect that! Also, hosting people for dinner is not only about the food! Its about the company, the conversation, and about what you eat! Just ask your guests for feedback…. make them a part of your process.
A loves cheesecake.