Dinner Party Menus

TACO PARTY

black-bean-soup-toasted-cumin-seed-crema
Green Onion Slaw Black Bean Soup
southwestern-pulled-brisket blood orange margaritas
Southwestern Pulled Brisket Blood Orange Margaritas

* For more details on putting this menu together, check out this post.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY, A LITTLE FANCY

onion-tart-with-mustard-and-fennel fennel-prosciutto-and-pomegranate-salad
Onion Tart with Mustard and Fennel Fennel Proscuitto and Pomegranate Salad
braised-beef-short-ribs the fairytale of new york
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Potato Purée, Swiss Chard and Horseradish Cream Fairytale of New York

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY, VEGETARIAN

mushroom-bourguignon fennel-and-blood-orange-salad
Mushroom Bourguignon Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

 

HANUKAH PARTY

endives with oranges and almonds potato latkes
Endives with Oranges and Almonds Potato Pancakes
tangy-spiced-brisket jelly doughnuts
Tangy Spiced Brisket Jelly Doughnuts

 

MUSSELS AND FRIES

flexing-my-food-neuroses-and-also-mussels oven fries
Moules à la Marinière Oven Fries
endive-and-celery-salad-with-fennel-vinaigrette at-last-this-soup
Endive and Celery Salad with Toasted Fennel Seed Vinaigrette Red Pepper Soup

* Want a variation on this menu with Vermouth Mussels, Tarragon Oven Fries, a Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans and a Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook? You can find it at NYMag’s The Cut.

 

RIBS FEST

oven ribs even better eyes-wide-open-all-the-time
Oven Ribs Classic Potato Salad
broccoli-slaw bourbon slush punch
Broccoli Slaw Bourbon Slush Punch

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3 comments on Dinner Party Menus

  1. Hannah

    I love these suggestions!! Thank you Deb, for this and all your recipes! Any more ideas, especially once spring and summer roll around? I’ve done your butternut squash gallette with an arugula salad, but not sure what else would go.

  2. LvChaz

    Love your site and cookbooks! Do you have a go to menu or two for a luncheon? Planning an “open house” type luncheon (noon-3’ish) for a grad party. Kind of feel like that is too late in the day for a brunch-y-kind of menu, but, want to keep it casual and simple for eating while standing and mingling.