Delicious Dinner Party Dishes to Impress Your Guests
Hosting dinner parties is one of your favorite things to do in your home. The idea of finalizing all of the intricate details, cooking new dishes and welcoming good friends into your house has always been so exciting to you. If you’re hosting a dinner party soon, now is the time to start exploring unique and seasonal dishes for you and your guests to enjoy at your upcoming gathering. Some of the following ideas may help to get you started along the way!
Starting off your dinner party with a delicious appetizer or starter is the ideal way to set the tone of the evening. Most people will come to a dinner party very hungry and ready to indulge in delicious food, so you want to make sure you give them the right types of food to satisfy their appetite and please their palette. One of the most popular starters to consider would be a shrimp cocktail or smoked salmon salad; starting with fish or seafood gives you slightly more scope to go for a meat or vegetable based dish with the main course so this is why you should consider researching how to make smoked salmon at home. Starting with a delicious, homemade smoked salmon and avocado salad is the ideal way to kick-start your dinner party and impress your guests.
The main course should be the start of the show when it comes to your dinner party. There is nothing quite like serving a medium rare steak with grilled vegetables and potato gratin. This is a people pleasing main course that will always come out on top. If you need to make a vegetarian option, you may want to try an eggplant lasagne which can easily be prepared the evening before. Saving yourself the extra time on the day by preparing some of your dinner party dishes beforehand will always serve you well on the day, and reduce stress in the kitchen.
A light dessert is the best way to finish off your dinner party and leave your guests feeling satisfied but not overstuffed. A lemon cheesecake or meringue based dessert is always a good option to consider, as it’s a sweet, yet light dessert.
Pairing delicious homemade cocktails with your beautifully prepared food is the ideal way to impress your guests and quench their thirst after a meal too. Depending on the types of dishes you’re serving, you may want to end the evening with an Espresso Martini or a soothing Mojito. Conduct a poll with your guests and see which one would be the most appealing to them, and you will soon after the answer to all of your cocktail questions!
Hopefully, some of the meal ideas mentioned above will provide you with some much-needed inspiration for your next dinner party. Whether you’re hoping to perfect a unique smoked salmon starter or shake up some refreshing cocktails, now is the time to get creative in the kitchen and enjoy the planning process!