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Dinner Party Menus and Recipes - Dining Etiquette Guide

Lots of wonderful and easy-to-make dinner party menus with recipes. From an easy, casual dinner party menu to gourmet dinner party menus. Perfect dinner party menus and recipes for easier entertaining. The menus are here to help you entertain with ease with our best dinner party recipes and ideas.


prime rib dinner


Lamb Roast


Smoked Pork Ribs


roast turkey


smoked salmon dinner

Afternoon Tea Menus

pouring tea

Beef Steak Menus:

Cabernet Filet Mignon
(six-course dinner)

Grilled Chipotle Filet
(3-course dinner)

Beef Roast Menus:

Pepper Wine Tenderloin Roast
(six-course dinner)

Prime Rib Dinner
(seven-course dinner)

Prime Rib Dinner
(Christmas Dinner)

Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast) Christmas Dinner
(five-course dinner)

Misc. Beef Menus:

An Evening for Valentines
Stuffed Flank Steak

A Night of Comfort (Updated Comfort Food Dinner)
Stuffed Meatloaf

Backyard Barbecue
Grilled Beef Kabobs

French Bistro Dining
A French Dinner Menu

German Roulade Dinner
A Family Favorite

Veal Menus:

Veal Scaloppine Piccata
(six-course dinner)

Lamb Chop Menus:

Coffee and Spice Rubbed Lamb with Coffee-Mint Sauce
(six-course dinner)

Lamb Loin Chops with Gorgonzola Butter
(five-course dinner)

Lamb Chops with Cracked Pepper and Rosemary
(four-course dinner)

Lamb Roast Menus:

Lamb Roast with Port Wine Sauce
(six-course dinner)

Rack of Lamb Menus:

Rack of Lamb
(Easter Dinner)

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pinot Noir Marinade
(seven-course dinner)

Ham Menus:

Honey-Glazed Ham
(Easter Dinner)

Pork Ribs Menus:

Blackberry Barbecued Ribs
(four-course dinner)

Smoked Pork Ribs
October Fest Family Birthday Dinner

Pork Roast Menus:

Carolina Pork Tenderloin Pinwheels
Easy Summer Dinner

Fermenting Friends Winery Dinner
Pork Tenderloin Roast

Grilled Pork Loin with Blackberry-Wine Sauce
(four-course dinner)

Petite Pork Roast
(four-course dinner)

Pork Loin with Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding
(six-course dinner)

Chicken Menus:

Bourbon Chicken
(four-course dinner)

Celebrating Spring
(five-course dinner)

Grilled Balsamic Dijon Chicken
(four-course dinner)

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

Poached Chicken Breasts with Blackberry Cabernet Sauce
(five-course dinner)

Turkey Menus:

Christmas Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Lobster Menus

Baked Lobster Tail
(five-course dinner)

Butter-Poached Lobster Tails
(seven-course dinner)

Spanish Paella Dinner

Mixed Seafood Menus:

San Francisco Cioppino Dinner

Spanish Paella Dinner

Taste of California Dinner
Cioppino Dinner

Salmon Menus:

Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise
(five-course dinner)

Outdoor Barbecued Salmon Dinner
(family-style dinner)

Outdoor Smoked Salmon Dinner
(family-style dinner)

Last Minute Dinner Party
Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce (five-course dinner)

Summer Salmon Dinner Party
(four-course dinner)

Shrimp Menus:

Easy Paella Dinner

Flaming Pineapple Boat with Shrimp
(six-course dinner)

San Francisco Cioppino Dinner

Spanish Paella Dinner

Taste of California Dinner Cioppino Dinner

Tuna Menus:

Pan-seared Orange Tuna
(four-course dinner)

Tea Party Menus:

Afternoon Tea a la Francaise

Afternoon Tea From The Garden

Autumn Afternoon Tea

Buffet Tea for Easy Entertaining

English/American Afternoon Spring Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Menu

Pretty in Pink Afternoon Tea

Rose Garden Tea with the Queen

Spring Tea

Summer Rose Tea

Victorian Tea

Miscellaneous Menus  

Egg Nog Punch

Gourmet Lunch

Holiday Open House

Hot Summer Nights
Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil

Easter Holiday Brunch

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

Truffle Dinner
Linquine with Black Truffles
(six-course dinner)

Unexpected Company
Fettucine Piccata
(Out of the Pantry)

Etiquette, Entertaining, and Party Planning Help

Dining Etiquette Guide
Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette

Etiquette Faux Pas and Other Misconceptions About Afternoon Tea
Due to the new popularity of Afternoon Tea, many people have jumped on the bandwagon, including hotels, caterers, party planners, and protocol and etiquette “experts.”  While their enthusiasm is well intended, unfortunately a great deal of misinformation is being perpetuated by these “experts”.

Invitation to Afternoon Tea
The invitation has just arrived in the mail.  What do you do next? When one is invited to an afternoon tea, or any event for that matter, there are protocols that

Simple Rules for Planning a Dinner Party

What is a Recipe?
Learn how to follow a recipe, why some recipes do not work, and about Mise en Place

Appetizer Hints
How many appetizers to make for your party

Buffet and Party Safety - Organizing Your Buffet Supper


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