How do you impress your dinner guests?
November 27, 2005 5:06 AM Subscribe
Dinner Parties! I'm looking for impressive recipes. How did you last knock your guests' socks off? A few minor restrictions and links to previous great threads inside.
posted by CunningLinguist to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
My ideal dinner party recipes would involve minimal last minute rushing around, so while simple-yet-elegant dishes like seared fish or sauteed chicken breasts would seem like a good plan, in fact they are a pain if you have six or eight guests. But I also want dishes that look good. The last time I had people over I made a traditional coq au vin, which was insanely good and involved no last minute work at all, but didn't look very pretty no matter how much parsley I sprinkled.
I found great ideas in previous answers about starters and puddings
, chipotle dishes
, ginger recipes
, Seattle fish recipes
, special dinners for two
, favorite recipes to impress
, Christmas dinner for grandparents
and vegetarian entertaining.
Looking for more - how did you last make your guests ooh and ahh without spending all evening in the kitchen instead of having cocktails with them?