Veal Scaloppine Piccata Dinner Menu
Veal Scaloppine Piccata is one of my all time favorite dishes. It is so good and so very easy to make. Scaloppine is an Italian term describing a thin scallop of meat (most often veal). They are also known as veal cutlets. In Germany and Austria, when breaded and fried, they are called wiener schnitzel.
Appetizers served before dinner in living room or kitchen. I have found that guests like to hang around in the kitchen with a glass of wine while I am preparing the last minute dinner details.
Cheese Fondue, an ancient Swiss dish, is very easy to prepare, fun to serve, and enjoyable to eat. It is the perfect appetizer to gather your friends and family to create a sense of intimacy that is informal and memorable. Serve with bread slices or bread cubes for dipping with wooden picks or fondue forks for dipping. I like to serve this fondue with dark rye bread.
2nd Course – Soup:
Dill Pickle Soup
This very unusual Dill Pickle Soup tastes fantastic! It always surprises my guests when they discover that it has dill pickles in it. Excellent for a dinner party to give your meal a spectacular start. I have used this wonderful soup in several of my dinner party menus. Try it – you’ll like it!
3rd Course – Salad:
What could be easier than tossing your fresh arugula greens in some wonderful olive oil and Fleur de Sel Salt? Your guest will be delighted!
4th Course – Palate Cleanser:
Grapefruit Star Anise Granita
This refreshing pink grapefruit granita is an ice with a hint of spice. So refreshing!
More delicious Sorbet and Granita Recipes for you to choose from.
Saffron Risotto or Risotto alla Milanese is a traditional Italian risotto with saffron in it.
Learn How To Make Risotto Ahead of Time – With this technique, that is used by restaurant chefs, you never have to stand at the stove, stirring, for 20 minutes while your guests wonder where you have gone. Risotto Hints and Tips – Making Perfect Risotto.
6th Course – Main Entree and Side Dish:
Veal Scaloppine Piccata
Scaloppine is an Italian term describing a thin scallop of meat (most often veal). They are also known as veal cutlets.
7th Course – Desserts:
Kona Coffee Creme Brulee
Creme Brulees are perfect desserts to serve company – just bake them ahead and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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.
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 not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.