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Make Vesta's recipe for caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup, and grilled brioche. —Photo by Aaron Colussi

Summer Menu: Easiest Dinner Party

Let's stop pretending dinner parties are all fun. Save time with this simple menu.

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No more feeling overwhelmed at the thought of hosting your own dinner party. This one is simple enough to throw together at the last-minute—and memorable to the last bite.

STARTER

Beet salad* (from Colterra, page 102)

SIDES

Caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup, and grilled brioche* (from Vesta Dipping Grill, page 40)

Carrot fritters

MAIN

Grilled top round steak

DESSERT

Homemade ice cream

DRINK

No-fuss cocktail

Note: Dishes marked with an * can be found in 5280: The Cookbook, our collection of recipes from Denver and Boulder’s best restaurants. Pick up a copy, or substitute with similar dishes found from other resources.

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