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Italian recipes are loved by all so an Italian dinner party is always a winner. We have four Italian dinner party menus for you to peruse, including vegetarian dishes to suit all palates.
This easy Italian-inspired salad pairs delicious artichoke hearts with roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella.
A rustic Italian stew recipe that, with the first mouthful, will transport you to an Umbrian cucina.
Creamy fat-free soft cheese combines with dark espresso coffee to create this velvety, enticing Italian dessert.
For four (vegetarian)
This easy vegetarian bruschetta recipe with SunBlush tomato and rosemary is great on pugliese or sourdough bread.
Field mushrooms are ideal for this but you could use the wild type or the speckled chestnut variety in shops now. A meal to eat wistfully on the last warm evening of the year.
This Italian trifle recipe is a bit more glam than the one granny used to make! The saltiness of the pistachios balances the sweetness nicely.
Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett puts her stamp on this classic Italian soup recipe.
This Italian chicken dish is a taste of spring and an ideal dish to make on a Bank Holiday or lazy Sunday. Serve it with our Pea salad with avocado.
A fresh green salad recipe with a sprinkling of super-healthy pumpkin seeds that goes well with any lunch or supper but we've teamed it with
The rhubarb and ginger both compliment the creaminess of this classic Italian dessert, which is perfect for a dinner party as it can be prepared well in advance.
For six (vegetarian)
This creamy Italian dish is perfect for vegetarians as it's just posh pancakes with asparagus and cheese.
Courgette, pepper and mozzarella tart is an easy, veggie dish that looks gorgeous and will remind you of warmer climes.
Italian parsley is another name for flatleaf parsley; the main ingredient is actually couscous.
A classic combination, and one of the easiest and most delicious ice creams you could possibly make.
This quick and easy salad captures the quintessential flavours of Italy.
An interesting adaption of the traditional Italian pasta dish. This recipe can also be frozen so it's an ideal option to make ahead.
This quick, creamy dessert recipe is a cinch to make, and most of the work is done by your freezer.
For eight (vegetarian)
This is the perfect bread recipe to make to pull out of the freezer when you're entertaining.
This Italian pie is full of robust flavours such as artichokes, spinach, parsley and ricotta - and is perfect for vegetarians.
This moist, fragrant gluten-free cake can be kept wrapped in the fridge for up to five days.
British dinner party menus
Once the laughing stock of global cuisine, British food has had a resurgence and British recipes are fast becoming favourites. Here are three British menus – traditional, contemporary and vegetarian.
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The recipe for Amaretti tortoni with orange brandy snaps and raspberries is amazing. For the first time ever there was complete silence at one of our dinner parties as our guests took a mouthful of this pudding and the flavours hit their taste buds. Awesome!!!
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