Planning a dinner party doesn't have to be a hectic affair. With easy gourmet recipes at your fingertips you'll be able to whip up a feast in no time. This quick and easy dinner menu features seafood, heirloom tomatoes, pasta and a decadent dessert made with lavender. Don't forget to pick up a few bottles of wine, some candles for ambiance and set a playlist that will get everyone in the mood to party.
If you are looking for an easy recipe for a gourmet appetizer, this dish is a winner. With just six ingredients you can make a smoked salmon starter that goes great with bubbly.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Have some fun picking out the funkiest heirloom tomatoes you can find at your local farmers' market. Use them to make this colorful salad with flavored with yuba, shiso and ponzu.
Impress your guests with a classic pasta dish like spaghetti pomodoro. In true Italian form, this easy gourmet recipe is all about simple but quality ingredients that shine on the plate.
You'll love the ease of preparation of this Asian-inspired main course. This delicious steamed salmon dressed in sesame oil and garlic comes together in just 10 minutes.
Classic tiramisu is not too shabby but it's fun to serve this Italian dessert with a twist. In this alternative tiramisu, the lovely hint of lavender is balanced by cherry juice, honey and orange zest.
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