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Summer Menu: Easiest Dinner Party

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


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, and grilled brioche* (from Vesta Dipping Grill, page 40)

Carrot fritters


Grilled top round steak


Homemade ice cream


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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