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Dinner Party

Throwing a dinner party should be fun--get advice from our community on how to do it right, from suggested schedules to go-to recipes to thoughts on a playlist.

Tips & Tricks for Pulling Off a Perfect Dinner Party with No Planning

Do you want to be the kind of person who throws spur-of-the-moment dinner parties that are totally fabulous? We'll let you in on a few little secrets to pulling it off. Who are these fabulous people...
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The Farmers Guild Summer Soiree 7/28: Voices from the Field, Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Date and Time Sun, July 28, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Location Five Springs Farm 4497 Adobe Road Petaluma, CA 94954 "Join us at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local fo...

“I won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake you blew out candles on because of germs!”

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by SamuelAt 1 month ago

Recently my GF and I have become more serious and so we’ve been doing that coupley-thing—Netflixing, cooking, and generally socializing less. My GF has become a Master Chef with her slow cooker, a...

Going to a Pot Luck

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by twodales2 3 months ago

We've been invited to a casual evening with friends. There will be around 16 people. The Hostess is providing chicken and broccoli casseroles and a salad. People have offered to bring the fol...

Banquet for 250 people: Palais Royale or The Old Mill? Where else

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by prima 5 months ago

Looking for a venue that offers rentals, that is on the cheap to modest side , preferably less than $80 per person, and I realize that will be a very basic menu. Accessible by TTC. This is for a sp...

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

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by nature_trash 1 year ago

Hello, I am throwing a dinner party for about 20 friends for my birthday. Last year I did the Momofuku pork shoulder with lots of sides & it was great. This year, I am planning to make a lar...

Hors D'oeuvre recipes needed

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by zook 6 months ago

I’ve been tasked with providing the hors d’oerves for a NYE sit down dinner party for 12 guests. The hors d’oerves will be traveling about an hour to get there. No oven access on site. They most...

Vegan Wellington Recipe

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by WaxyK 7 months ago

I am planning a holiday dinner for friends and beef tenderloin is the main. I need a vegan main to go along side it. In my research for ideas online I discovered vegan wellingtons that I think fit...

What are your entertaining go to meals?

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by dmarie979 8 months ago

I feel like I'm making the same dishes over and over when I host a dinner party. I like to be able to do some (or all) of the prep work ahead of time so I'm not cooking like a mad woman while peopl...

Dinner Party for 6

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by nessness 11 months ago

Im having my brother and 3 brothers in law for dinner next week and wanted to make this Jamie Oliver recipe! Struggling with what else I can serve as part of a family style sharing meal. Any ideas?...

Summer Dinner for 30 at rental property in France

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by abgilliam 11 months ago

We are having a summer dinner party for 30 at a rented chateau in France. We will arrive 6 days before the dinner. Kitchen is fully equipped. I am not overly impressed with caterers I have seen, ...

Carpaccio

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by akdad 11 months ago

If one were serving a carpaccio (think tenderloin, watercress, pickled radish dressed with a little lemon, olive oil and sea salt) what would you follow up with as entree?

Thank you dinner

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by akdad 11 months ago

Having a family member do some work at the house soon, and looking to host him and his lady as payment. He is meat and potatoes and his lady is a salad lover. We will be starting of with Cynar spri...

Grilling for meat eaters and vegetarians at the same time

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by rbrbr 12 months ago

Hi all- I'm looking to entertain for a big group (20 or so) and I have a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians, and am looking for grilling ideas to take care of both- ideally something related (ie ...

Strip steak sandwich

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by mamab44 1 year ago

Great sale on strip steaks and I want to grill some early in the day before having 11 people over for dinner. Serving space is too small for everyone to put together their own sandwiches so can I p...

Sides with roast pork?

NYchowcook
by NYchowcook 3 years ago

I am planning a dinner party with a terrific, local roast pork shoulder. I plan to roast with fennel seeds, rosemary and garlic. Would love ideas for side dishes. Mashed potatoes? Roasted asparagus...

Menu help for small girls' night in for mom's bday

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by inlovewiththedusk 1 year ago

Hi there! I'm having an impromptu dinner for a total of 6 women (including me) where we'll be celebrating my mom's 75th birthday, but very casual. I usually love scheming up a menu for such occas...

Tom Collins party

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by akdad 1 year ago

This spring/early summer I am planning a cocktail/dinner party around a Tom Collins bar. I’ll have a lazy susan with kaffir lime leaves,strawberry, mangos, different citrus, cucumbers, herbs,etc wi...

St. Patrick's Day house party foods for home base meetup and after party

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by ZoeyCovey 1 year ago

There will be 8 of us. meeting up at my friends house near downtown. We will pre party there, uber in 2 cars out downtown, uber back, after party and sleep over. I get to be in charge of the fo...

Dinner with inlaws

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by Lillla 1 year ago

I am a newlywed and my in-laws are coming next Sunday to eat my cooking for the first time, there will be 5 of us total. I would like to impress with a French inspired meal. French onion soup to st...