Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas: 5 Cool Menus To Impress Your Dinner Guests

Is there any better time for dinner parties than summer? Long warm evenings in the garden, refreshing drinks and of course food. What should we prepare for our guests this time? Pick and choose a summer dinner party menu that will best suit your guests.

Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas: 5 Cool Menus To Impress Your Dinner Guests

Preparing food in the summer can be tricky, especially if it’s so scorching that you wish you had a paddling pool in your garden. How to arrange the evening so everyone can enjoy it without sweat dripping down their forehead. Try to choose lighter meals, don’t go for heavy meats or soups, but rather for cold appetizers and cooling desserts. Use as many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can – it’s the best time of the year to have berries, rhubarb, asparagus, and artichokes. Also, don’t forget to hydrate! Fill the table with jugs full of ice cold water, and to make it more interesting infuse them with some cucumber, lime, and mint, it’s the most refreshing drink that you can offer. 

Summer dinner party menu ideas: 5 cool menus to impress your dinner guests

Vegetarian Menu 

Starter: Gazpacho

Main: Mushroom risotto

Dessert: Panna cotta

Veggies, as I have mentioned, should be all over your summer dinner menu, so why not stick with them all the way? The Spanish know the sunny days better than anyone else, start the dinner with a gazpacho, which is going to help your guests cool down after a long day. Follow with a creamy risotto with mushrooms and finish the dinner with a beautiful panna cotta, it looks great and you can serve it with your favourite fruits! 

BBQ Menu

Starter: Grilled scallops and prawns with fig sauce

Main: Chicken skewers with parsley, pineapple, and peppers

Dessert: Tiramisu

Summer and Barbeque simply need each other. For summer dinner party ideas when you’re rushed for time try this. Skewers are the best idea, when short on time – a bit more interesting than usual sausages or chicken wings but still, you can make them in no time, add some pineapple and herbs to get the ‘wow’ effect.

Seafood Experience Menu

Seafood Dinner Menu 

Starter: Mackerel with baby herbs and shallots

Main: Grilled prawns with sage

Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Seafood is a staple when the weather treats us well and you’re looking for a summer dinner party menu idea. Give the regular mackerel a new and exciting makeover by serving it with herbs and shallots. Delicate chocolate mousse will take your guests to the seventh heaven.

From the Garden to the Plate MenuFrom the Garden to the Plate Menu

Starter: Beetroot quail egg

Main: Stuffed chicken breasts

Dessert: Rhubarb and strawberry tart

A summer dinner party menu for your foodie friends and family. What can be special about chicken or eggs? The new combinations of tastes that you haven’t tried yet will knock you down. Take your guests on a culinary trip make it even more special by being guided by our Chef Daniel

Summer Essentials Menu
Summer Essentials Menu

Starter: Melon with prosciutto ham

Main: Veal with seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Pavlova

Head out to the local market and get your hands on the ripest melon and the thinnest prosciutto. Add to your basket locally grown veggies and fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. The quality of the products will ensure the best outcome of your cooking efforts. 

Do you want to spoil your guests with more amazing desserts? Have a look at our delicious recipe for The Best Ever Salted Caramel Ice Cream or take a look at our Private Chefs for more inspiration.