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.