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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.

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Menu Suggestions

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by Meorchard 5 days ago

Hi everyone, I haven't been on this site for a long time. I'm hoping for some ideas for a dinner menu. I've made homemade ravioli, one with four cheeses and the other is mushroom. Today, I bough...

Invited to potluck party and brought main dish, feelin used

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by darlenebb 4 months ago

Feel used when asked to bring ribs and chicken for potluck event for 40 people and the person organizing brought a plate of brownies and some decorations. Dumb me agreed to bring two racks of ribs...

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

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by prima 11 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...

What would you do if too many non-RSVP show up?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 3 months ago

Hypothetically, let’s say you invited 20 friends to your home for wine-tasting and dinner. 10 of the invitees rsvp within the allotted time. Plus two are “likely maybes”, which makes 12 total. At...

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

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by SamuelAt 7 months 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...

The Farmers Guild Summer Soiree 7/28: Voices from the Field, Petaluma

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by Melanie Wong 6 months 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...

Going to a Pot Luck

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by twodales2 9 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...

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

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by nature_trash 2 years 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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?

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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...