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Test-drive these crowd-pleasing dishes at your next party

What do James Beard Award–winning Iron Chef Jose Garces and BMW have in common? They're modern innovative, and used to life in the fast lane.

Earlier this month, the German car powerhouse cruised into Philadelphia with its sleekest selection of the BMW 7 Series family. Curious car devotees eyeballed the newest models and enjoyed a hearty sampling of Garces's delicious tapas.

Missed the boat, er, coupe? Now you can cook like a chef with these recipes at your next fall get-together:

Keep even the most dynamic dish efficient with easy-to-prepare Yogurt and Harissa-Marinated Chicken Skewers (get the recipe).

Who says classics can't be updated? Go full throttle with this new take on your simple Lobster Roll (get the recipe).

These elegant and refined Rose Macarons (get the recipe) cap off any meal with aplomb.

It's time to hit the gas on this party.