At most parties, the food takes center stage. Get inspiration from Tasting Table's refined recipes for your next party, then wait for the "ooohs" and "ahhhs" from your guests.
SUMMER COOKOUT: Everyone knows that the best part of summer is having friends over. Keep your guests cool with a fresh gazpacho, then wow 'em with paella off the grill.
Three types of melon make this traditional, cold Spanish soup a touch sweeter.
Grilling the ingredients of this rice dish adds a hint of smoke—and the presentation is a showstopper.
Black Sesame Ice Cream Sandwiches
What's better than ice cream during summer? Ice cream sandwiches. Elevate the kid-friendly dessert with double-dark chocolate cookies and black sesame ice cream.
INTIMATE DINNER PARTY: Roasting meat is always a good idea for a small group. Not only does it feed a crowd, but it makes your kitchen smell delicious.
Roast Lamb Shanks
Anchovies, fennel and leeks add fragrant notes to these meaty shanks.
Chocolate and Chestnut Cake
Take your chocolate cake up a notch with nutty chestnuts and a vibrant kumquat sauce.
BRUNCH: Just because it's morning doesn't mean your meal has to be any less spectacular. These dishes will help your guests rise and shine.
A sprinkling of Aleppo pepper spices up these creamy eggs laced with leeks and greens.
The smell of these orange-scented pastries in the oven will get anyone out of bed.
This twist on the traditional Greyhound uses brûléed grapefruit for an extra touch of sweetness.
COCKTAIL PARTY: Give your guests some delicious little bites to enjoy while they're sipping a sparkling cocktail.
The crispy fried herbs in these baked almonds add even more crunch.
Artichoke Dip Toasts
Two cocktail party favorites (crostini and spinach-and-artichoke dip) are combined into one savory, two-bite appetizer.
Kimchi Deviled Eggs
Go a little bit retro and a little bit modern with these newfangled deviled eggs.
Sparkling Pear Cocktail
This light, effervescent drink makes any occasion feel especially festive.
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