Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large gathering or anything in between, it’s easy to throw a successful dinner party with the right recipes and refreshments. One way to take the guesswork out of meal planning when entertaining is by starting with the wine you’re planning to serve and working backwards. Recipes such as Orzo with Lemon, Brie and Toasted Pine Nuts, Grilled Panzanella Salad and Chicken Thighs and Tomatoes can round out the menu and complement your wine selection.
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Quick, refreshing recipes to entertain without missing the party
(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because of an endless to-do list in the kitchen. With the right recipes and refreshments, it’s easy to throw a successful, enjoyable dinner party for both you and your guests.
One way to take the guesswork out of meal planning is by starting with the wine you’re planning to serve and working backwards. Chardonnay is a favorite varietal of many wine lovers, and Edna Valley Vineyard has crafted award-winning, food-friendly Chardonnay from California’s central coast for more than 35 years. Featuring bright layers of white peach and apricot alongside notes of pineapple and brown spice, this white wine is a sure bet to complement a range of dishes and elevate any meal.
One savory example that pairs perfectly with Chardonnay is Grilled Panzanella Salad – a quick and delicious dish that can serve a small group using a few basic ingredients and leftover bread. For a bright, decadent option that holds up well at room temperature, try a side of Orzo with Lemon, Brie and Toasted Pine Nuts. Last but not least, whip up this simple Chicken Thighs and Tomatoes recipe for a hearty entree to round out the meal and complement your wine selection.
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For more easy entertaining recipes and ideas, visit EdnaValleyVineyard.com.
Orzo with Lemon, Brie and Toasted Pine Nuts
Grilled Panzanella Salad
Chicken Thighs and Tomatoes
Photo courtesy of Getty Images (Chicken Thighs and Tomatoes)
Edna Valley Vineyard
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