San Francisco Cioppino Dinner – Menu and Recipes

San Francisco Cioppino Dinner Menu 

San Francisco Cioppino Dinner Menu is a delicious combination of recipes from the far west region of the United States.  Cioppino is an easy-to-make dish and the key to this cioppino is to experiment.  You can be creative with this recipe and use your favorite seafood when planning your ingredients.  If you do not like a particular seafood, leave it out and substitute something else.

San Francisco Cioppino Dinner Menu Collage1st Course – Appetizer:

Baked Truffled Brie en Croute
This makes a beautiful and delicious appetizer.  Truffle lovers will especially enjoy this appetizer!


2nd Course – Salad:

Mixed baby green with fresh edible flower petals served with Lemon Vinaigrette.  This is one of my favorite salad dressing! I’m always making this Lemon Vinaigrette for salads because it is so easy to make and so good!


San Francisco-Style Sourdough Fresh Bread

3rd Course – Main Course:

San Francisco Cioppino
Cioppino (pronounced chuh-PEE-no) is considered San Francisco’s signature dish, and no trip to this West Coast city would be complete without a bowlful.  Cioppino can be prepared with a dozen kinds of fish and shellfish It all depends on the day’s catch of your personal choice. 

You will not believe how easy it is to make this Cioppino.  The key to this recipe is experimentation.  Be creative with this fish stew: Leave something out, or substitute something new.

4th – Dessert:

Lavender Creme Brulee
If you love lavender and love crème brulee, this Lavender Crème Brulee dessert will instantly WOW you!  I’ve served this wonderful crème brulee at many dinner parties.

More of of Linda’s wonderful Dinner Party Menus (includes recipes)

Dining Etiquette Guide – Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette.

Appetizer Recipes – (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,& 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.

Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “San Francisco Cioppino Dinner – Menu and Recipes”

  1. Marie Frank

    2nd Course—“Mixed baby greens with fresh edible flower pedals” That should be “petals.” Delicious all the same!

    • Nancy

      Marie, haha, thank you for pointing that out! Happy Holidays


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