When you’re having guests over for a dinner party, the odds are that you will want to impress them. And while your hosting skills will certainly play a role in this, the star of the show is, of course, the meal – or meals, if you plan on having a multiple-course dinner.
However, what you make will depend on the type of dinner party it is – are you just having some friends over for a relaxed meal, or are you hosting a fancy event?
Either way, you may be looking for some dishes that will impress your guests and their tastebuds, and this post will be sharing a bit of everything.
A good beef steak is always a solid choice for a dinner party, but the truth is that this is something your guests can easily make at home or get a restaurant. To truly impress them, you need to give them something that they may not eat as often, and a tuna steak is perfect for this.
Now, cooking the perfect tuna steak can be tricky, so you might want to practice a bit beforehand. Once you have it down, though, this dish is bound to make your guests very impressed with your cooking skills. Have a look at these Yellowfin tuna steaks if you’re looking for good-quality seafood.
French onion soup
Whether served as a starter, a main, or an option for your vegetarian guests, French onion soup is bound to be a winner.
This soup is often seen as a classy dish, and it’s bursting with flavor. However, it’s actually incredibly easy to make, which makes it a win-win: you get to impress your guests without having to tackle a difficult dish. Of course, if you’ll be making this for a crowd, you may want to look into some ways to cut an onion without crying.
Barbeque pork ribs
If your dinner party is an outdoor event, why not make the most of the warm weather by firing up the grill and having a barbeque?
Barbeques are always fun, but they can also be tricky. It’s hard to cook steak for a group of people since everyone will want their steak done differently, and chicken isn’t ideal because the outside often gets burnt by the time the inside is cooked. Luckily, pork ribs are great for a barbeque!
The barbeque will bring out the smokey flavor of the ribs, and if you have a good sticky marinade, your guests will be licking it off their fingers.
If ribs aren’t your thing but you’re looking for a relaxed meal, homemade pizza is the way to go. And no, we don’t mean “homemade” in the sense that you bought ready-made pizza dough and just added your own toppings – we’re talking a true homemade pizza, with homemade dough and everything.
The fact that you created the dough from scratch is bound to impress your guests, and this is also a considerate meal since everyone will be able to create their own pizza and leave off any toppings they don’t like.
While not everyone loves venison, it is often seen as a very decadent meal, and for good reason. Venison is often softer than other types of meat – although it depends on various factors, as you can imagine. It also has a different taste to it, and the fact that it’s not something the average person has in their freezer makes it all the more desirable.
The term “venison” has changed meaning a few times over the last few years, so you might want to read up on what exactly venison is to help you know what to classify as venison as well as how to correctly prepare it for your guests. Next time you’re planning a party, be sure to put this on your list of options.
Truthfully, it probably won’t take much to impress your guests; they’ll likely be happy that they get a free meal and don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.
The type of guests you’re having over for dinner will also impact what meal you make to impress them since some people will be impressed with something as simple as a burger and chips, while others may have a more refined taste for fine dining. Overall, don’t be afraid to try something new, and if something goes wrong, remember that it’s not the end of the world – your guests are there for you, not just the food.