Bon Appetit Best Entertaining Recipes Author:Bon Appetit Bon Appetit features dozens of recipes every month that are developed and tested especially for entertaining: Sound shopping advice, clear-cut directions, and do-ahead tips make gathering the ingredients and successfully executing the recipes a cinch. This collection brings together some of Bon Appetit very best entertaining recipes, organized b... more »y course for easy mixing and matching to help you design one-of-a-kind menus and unforgettable parties.
Whether you are planning a simple dinner for friends or a lavish party to celebrate a special occasion, consider these guidelines from Bon Appetit when pulling together your menu:
? Mix highly seasoned dishes with simpler, milder ones.
? Combine rich foods with crisp, fresh dishes, such as salads.
? Consider the look of the foods you?re serving, avoiding all one color.
? Try not to repeat a signature ingredient in another dish on the menu.
Need some inspiration? Try one of our dinner-party menus created just for this collection, outlined to the right, and look for additional menus at the start of each chapter.
Autumn Farmers? Market Supper
Very Simple Pumpkin Soup
Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Braised Escarole with Currants and Pine Nuts
Toasted-Garlic Rice with Fresh Herbs and Lime
Poached Pears with Marsala, Cinnamon, and Vanilla
Early Spring Dinner Party
Spinach and Radicchio Salad with Mushrooms and Cashews
Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Sour Cream
Saffron Orzo with Asparagus and Prosciutto
Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Fleur de Sel
Supper-Club Night: Meatless Italian
Cherry Tomato Polenta Tartlets with Basil Mayonnaise
Artichoke and Mushroom Lasagna
Salad of baby greens with toasted pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette
Potato and Olive Focaccia
Vanilla ice cream or gelato
Surf-and-Turf Celebration Dinner
Pan-Seared Scallops with Beurre Blanc Sauce
Roasted Beef Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon
Iceberg Wedges with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Roasted new potatoes
Bittersweet Molten Chocolate Cakes with Coffee Ice Cream« less