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Cabernet Filet Mignon Steak Dinner Menu
Six-Course Dinner Menu and Recipes

This is definitely a "man's dinner." What man doesn't like steak? My husband was in "steak heaven" with this simple and easy steak dinner menu!

First Course - Appetizers:

Serve this course either in your living room or on your deck or patio (depends on the weather). Some times I even serve this course in the kitchen while I am cooking.

Artichoke Goat Cheese Bruschettas

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
An hour before the party, I mounded the artichoke purée onto toasted baguette slices and added a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese.


Crostini with White Truffle Oil, Olive Paste, and Lavender
Crostini with White Truffle Oil & Olive Paste
Served with crackers or bread. This is so good that you will find yourself licking your fingers to catch every essence of the truffle.


Second Course - Appetizers:

Serve this course at your dining room table.

Maryland Crab Cakes
Maryland Crab Cakes served with a Green Onion Sauce
You won't believe how wonderful these crab cakes are. My husband thinks that they could win an award. You be the judge!


Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail
What could be easier and more delightful than a shrimp cocktail to start off your meal?


Third Course - Salad:

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

My all-time favorite salad is the Caesar Salad. To many, including myself, this is the King of salads.


Insalata Caprese Salad
Insalata Caprese
Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads. It requires only the right ingredients and the right season. This is basically a summer dish and it should be made only with local vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful.


Fourth Course - Palate Cleanser:

Minty Grapefruit Sorbet
Minty Grapefruit Sorbet


Grapefruit Star Anise Granita
Grapefruit Star Anise Granita
This refreshing pink grapefruit granita is an ice with a hint of spice. So refreshing!


Champagne Grapefuit Sorbet

More delicious Sorbet and Granita Recipes for you to choose from. 


Fifth Course - Main Entree and Sides:

grilled cabernet filet mignon
Cabernet Filet Mignon

My husband was in "steak heaven" with this simple and easy steak! You can either cook the steak by Pan-Searing or a very easy technique called Sear-Roasting.

Learn How To Cook the Perfect Steak

perfect baked potato
Perfect Baked Potato
The perfect baked potato has crisp golden skin on the outside and is pure white and fluffy on the inside.

Asparagus Parmigiano
Asparagus Parmigiano

This is my favorite way to prepare and serve fresh asparagus. It is so simple and so good!



Sixth Course - Dessert:

Chocolate Jalapeno Cake
Chocolate Jalapeno Cake

This cake is so wonderful that it must be sinful! It is a must to try.


Molten Chocolate Cakes
Molten Chocolate Cakes

A rich chocolate cakes that have a pocket of chocolate sauce inside. This is served with warm Black Cherry Sauce.


Latte Coffee Finale:

This course can either be served at your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.

A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte. Learn how to make a perfect cup of Coffee


How To Cook the Perfect Steak

Cooking With Wine

Check out Dining Etiquette Guide - Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette.

Check out all of Linda's wonderful Dinner Party Menus (includes recipes)

Appetizer Recipes (Hors d' oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,and Snacks)

Appetizer Hints - How many appetizers to make for your party?

Food Safety Pages. Check them out!

Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour

Golden Rules of Food Safety
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Picnic Safety Tips
There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.

Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can't see them and you can't taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.


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