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

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by prima 2 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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

ZoeyCovey
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...

Help - easy dinner for 16 people

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by SLM222 1 year ago

As part of a new parent group, I need to serve 16 people dinner. All attendees will have newborns so something easy they can eat quickly is preferred. It doesn't need to be fancy. Bonus if it can b...

Why is our pot luck offering cast aside?

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by SamuelAt 1 year ago

Our friend “Roz” was hosting a pot luck dinner and had a “sign up for approval” list in the office. I consulted with my GF about what to bring, and after consideration we decided a cocktail snack ...

Terrine starter but what for entree?

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by akdad 1 year ago

Wishing to make this lamb terrine as a starter with (gin) martinis for a dinner party. What do I follow this act with? It’s so rich, any meat or even fish seems too heavy, but going vegetarian afte...