Dinner for Eight

Dinner for Eight

40 Great Dinner Party Menus for Friends and Family

Book - 2005
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Longtime recipe tester Denise Landis--who has tested Nigella Lawson's books and more than a decade's worth of recipes at "The New York Times"--is an accomplished and experienced home entertainer. Landis knows what makes a good dinner party and how to compose a menu that will impress guests while leaving the cook free to enjoy her own party.
Featuring forty complete menus-appetizer, first course, main course, accompaniment and dessert--"Dinner for Eight" is organized by season, encourages mixing and matching, and guides any cook through a dinner party timeline of advance preparation and last-minute finishes. A sample of the menus:
For Fall: Hummus with Toasted Pita Triangles/Eggplant with Chopped Tomato Vinaigrette and Spiced Chevre/Bourbon-Marinated Roast Pork/Savory Mashed Potatoes/Florida Apple Pie
For Winter: Parmesan Cheese Crisps/Salmon Tartare/Roasted Rabbit with Polenta/Wild Mushroom Saute/Pears in Red Wine
For Spring: Walnut Spread/Moules Mariniere/Lamp Chops with Mint Butter/Salt-Crusted New Potatoes/Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote For Summer: Deviled Eggs with Avocado/Gazpacho/Seafood and Chicken and Sausage Paella/Rouille/Peppermint Ice Cream
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312325817
Characteristics: xx, 282 p.


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