As an elegant affair with friends, or intimate dinner for two, this meal will dazzle your diners, and leave you feeling like a cooking wizard. Best of all, it's fancy, but not overly fussy.
Fried risotto balls
Warm-weather peas* (from the Squeaky Bean, page 108)...
July 28 2015, 10:30 AM
Make Vesta's recipe for caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup, and grilled brioche. —Photo by Aaron Colussi
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.
Beet salad* (from Colterra, page 102)
Caramelized mushrooms and pecorino with arugula, saba syrup,...
July 21 2015, 10:30 AM
—Courtesy of Hayley Mason and Bill Staley
If your life is defined by the paleo diet (gluten- and grain-free, heavy on lean meats, fruits and veggies, and healthy fats), then you’re likely already familiar with Golden native Juli Bauer. The 27-year-old is the smart, plucky voice behind paleomg.com, a recipe, fitness, and fashion blog that...
This plant-based meal is perfect for your veg-loving friends. It's also hearty enough to satisfy the meat-eaters.
Grape pistachio and goat cheese truffles
Quinoa salad* (from Osteria Marco, page 84)
Tomato-pepper gazpacho (from the Kitchen)
July 14 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Feel free to change the vegetables to your liking. This soup is best served with a splash of extra-virgin olive oil and toasted bread.
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 1/2 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
July 14 2015, 9:00 AM
Here, a full-proof themed menu complete with recipes for sides, entrées, desserts, and drinks—pulled out from the archives, so you already know they're good. Dazzle your friends with your flawless party-planning chops and let these collections guide you to your most memorable food-focused...
July 7 2015, 10:00 AM
Here, a fool-proof menu complete with recipes for sides, entrées, desserts, and drinks—all pulled from 5280's archives, so you already know they're good. Dazzle your friends with your flawless party-planning chops and let these collections guide you to your most memorable food-focused summer...
June 30 2015, 10:00 AM
You've got friends coming over in a matter of hours and no clue what to cook. Not to worry: Follow our lead and dazzle your friends with your flawless party-planning chops. All you need to do is heat up the grill and stock the liquor cabinet.
(Check out more summer menus from this series)...
June 23 2015, 2:00 PM