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The Perfect Summer Dinner Party Menu

While the weather is warm and the nights are long, now is the perfect time to open your house up to family and friends. Summertime is packed with fresh and fun flavours meant to be enjoyed on the deck or balcony. With that in mind, if you’re planning a summer gathering, or looking to surprise your family with a special treat, this is the dinner party menu you need.

The Salad

Fresh Berry Salad

With berries, almonds, and burrata cheese, it’s a salad that almost makes you feel like you’re eating dessert. Strawberries are in season and bring summer freshness to the salad, while the almonds add the crunch factor, and an easy honey lemon dressing brings all the elements together. Get the recipe here.

The Main Course

Grilled Flank Steak with Easy Cilantro Chimichurri

Barbeques and summer are a match made in heaven, and steak is the ultimate barbecued indulgence. Cilantro, herbs, and soy sauce come together in this recipe to provide the perfect balance of fresh and hardy flavours. Get the recipe here.

If you have a vegetarian in the family this portobello steak recipe is a great substitute.

The Side Dish

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Source: The Kitchn

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

A classic side dish, roasted potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser. This herbed recipe will take your meal to the next level and pair well with your flank steak. Get the recipe here.

The Drink

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Source: Esquire

Classic Mojitos

The rustic flavours of your main course will pop next to a classic mojito. The sugar, mint, and lime work together to compliment your meal while being a stand-alone treat on it’s own. Get the recipe here.

The Dessert

Fudge Brownie Mudslide Ice Cream Cake

Brownies, ice cream, and fudge – need we say more? Top off your tasty meal with this decadent dessert. After a few bites of this cake you’ll be glad you ate a salad earlier in the meal! Get the recipe here.

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