5 Best Elegant Dinner Party Menu Ideas From Top Private Chefs

Updated on 27 June, 2018

Some occasions are so special that a regular classic dinner party simply won’t do. Whether you’re celebrating a special event such as an anniversary, or simply wish to make the evening unforgettable and leave a good impression, we’ve got some great ideas for you. We all know that planning a dinner party can get extremely demanding, especially if it’s an elegant one! You have to think about everything: the setting, the menu, the atmosphere, the drinks, the decoration… and on top of all that, you have to make sure that your guests are entertained at all times. That is why we’ll be providing you with some tips and guidelines on how to keep everyone satisfied with as little hassle as possible. Here are 5 Best Elegant Dinner Party Menu Ideas From Top Private Chefs that will make the evening  a memorable one for you and your special guests.

5 Best Elegant Dinner Party Menu Ideas From Top Private Chefs


5 Best Elegant Dinner Party Menu Ideas From Top Private Chefs

Speaking of guests, we cannot deny the fact that some of them can be really demanding and the pressure of leaving a positive impression on them stresses you out! 
It is definitely more challenging than simply throwing a casual dinner for close friends and family. To arrange a more festive atmosphere, you can use simple tricks such as decorating and adding confetti for a touch of razzmatazz. But, that is not the case for a classy and elegant atmosphere. In such occasions, we advise you to keep it nice and simple: have some nice candles on the table and a flower vase in the room. Another thing that you should have ready is your elegant tablecloth in addition to a premium set of plates and cutlery.  Moreover, it’s always a plus to have a centerpiece on your table to make it look richer and more sophisticated!

However, do not let yourself get carried away with all the setting and overlook the importance of creating the right menu! After all, the caliber of your dinner party is mostly dependent on the taste-buds of your guests. In that case, you’re in luck because Our Chefs are experts in that field… And better yet, we’ve taken the time to compile a selection of menus from our top Chefs that would more than fit your event! 

Furthermore, if you lack the skills and/or time to set the menu and cook the food yourself, ChefXChange has got a solution for you! Hire a private Chef, and he/she can help you plan your elegant dinner party from A – Z! 

Summer Menu

tomato, orange and prawn

Camomile, tuna with strawberry gazpacho

Lamb rack, black olives, cauliflower and lavender

Banana, caramel, and chocolate

  • First Course: Tomato, orange, and prawn

  • Second Course: Camomile, tuna with strawberry gazpacho

  • Third Course: Lamb rack, black olives, cauliflower and lavender

  • Fourth Course: Banana, caramel, and chocolate

This elegant dinner party menu is an absolute must have! It’s an amazing combination of flavors that is also light and perfect for a hot summer evening. A combination of seafood in the entrees and a juicy lamb rack for the main course will knock your guests out. This special and delightful menu is a courtesy of our amazing Chef Daniel.

Effortless elegance 

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Red snapper

Raspberry chocolate cheesecake

  • First Course: Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

  • Second Course: Red snapper

  • Third Course: Raspberry chocolate cheesecake

Here’s a lovely 3-course menu that is elegant and effortless. Surprisingly this artistic menu is not very time-consuming. It is also a great selection when you want a smaller and lighter dinner for you and your guests to enjoy.
Your guests can start with the light yet flavorful prosciutto wrapped asparagus, then move to the ravishing red snapper. That will most definitely be the star of your evening and leave your guests with just enough space in their stomachs for the luscious raspberry chocolate cheesecake. All in all, this selection of dishes is the perfect combination of flavors and will surely make your evening a memorable one.

Peruvian-Italian Love

Basil tuna Nikkei

Pappardelle with pistachios and lime

Rocket salad with piennolo tomatoes, roasted pine nuts and raspberry vinaigrette

Strawberries, yogurt parfait, basil and macadamia nuts

  • First Course: Basil tuna Nikkei

  • Second Course: Pappardelle with pistachios and lime

  • Third Course: Rocket salad with piennolo tomatoes, roasted pine nuts and raspberry vinaigrette

  • Fourth Course: Strawberries, yogurt parfait, basil and macadamia nuts

This exquisite menu, brought to you by Chef Andrea, is a distinctive experience for your taste buds. Be prepared to go on a culinary journey traveling around the world and experiencing one of the most wholesome and delicious dinners of your life. Once you and your guests try Chef Andrea’s cooking you will want him to make your dinners forever!
This selection of mouth-watering plates complement each other perfectly… leaving your taste-buds satisfied. 

Fancy experience

rocket salad

pumpkin risotto

Australian beef fillet

lemon tart

  • First Course: Rocket salad

  • Second Course: Pumpkin risotto 

  • Third Course: Australian beef fillet

  • Fourth Course: Lemon Tart

This lovely and elegant dinner party menu is a great choice if you want to have a long evening with great food and wine. Chef Gege will bring you the best quality food and you can sit and relax with your guests. He will even entertain your guests by sharing some insights on his dishes.
Trust us, his extraordinary pumpkin risotto is to die for! With this menu, you will indeed have an evening to remember…

3-Course fancy

Roasted vegetable galette

Pan fried cod

Eton mess

  • First Course: Roasted vegetable galette

  • Second Course: Pan fried cod

  • Third Course: Eton mess

This last selection is truly a culinary trip of cosmic proportions!  It’s a 3-course menu created by Chef Mario that is simply heavenly! This is the perfect dinner for a summer get together, bringing you lovely roasted veggies and delicious cod as a start. You will conclude your dining experience with a British classic: Eton mess; with a few extra surprising ingredients that are the Chef’s secret.

If you need more inspiration on what to serve at your next party, have a look at our Dinner Party section, it is full of amazing menus that you can surprise your guests with. If you’re curious about more elegant menu options, check out our Private Chef profiles to see what Michelin star chefs can propose. We’ve also taken the liberty to share the profiles of the Chefs that we think would suit your elegant dinner party in Washington, Dubai, Lebanon & London. 

Washington Chefs

Chef Eddie in Washington Chef Madea in Washington Chef Patrizia in Washington






Dubai Chefs

Chef Junior in Dubai

Lebanon Chefs

Chef Tarek in Lebanon

Chef Sally in LebanonChef Mickael in Lebanon






London Chefs
Chef Fabio in London
Chef Andrea in LondonChef Daniel in London