Dinner party recipes are rather hard to define. What makes a dinner party a dinner party? Pizza in the living room or barbecued chicken in the back yard could both be a dinner party, of sorts.
We could define them as "sit-down" dinners but sitting on the floor, the grass, or a bale of hay is still sitting down, but not really a dinner party.
So let's just classify them as "sit down around the dining table"
parties, where the dinner party menus and recipes are kicked up, and
where you'd never consider using plastic utensils. Even within those
parameters you have lots of leeway in how casual or formal the occasion.
Each menu serves 6 or more and includes a dessert and wine or other beverage suggestion. Add soup, appetizers, an extra side dish, etc., as befits your party and your style. Some starter suggestions follow the menus. You may want to end the meal with True Irish Coffee.
Garlic Knots, a tasty twist on garlic bread, pairs well with almost every menu.
Starsky and Hutch, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, love and marriage, Salmon and Dill Sauce
The secret is out.
Dressed up meat and potatoes, complete with cummerbund
It's lobster. It's tacos. How can you go wrong?
A wildly delicious make-ahead meal
It's a known fact that pasta, champagne, and strawberries makes hearts go zing.
Very French. Will you love it? Oui!
And check out the new stir-fry sauce recipes.