Dinner Party

How to host a cosy dinner party in winter

Here are our tips for hosting the perfect dinner party in the depths of winter, including all our best recipes for keeping everyone warm and nourished. So pour a glass of mulled wine and make a toast to beating the winter blues for another year!

Food To Love|Jul 01, 2019

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  • Easy smoky baked fish stew with tomatoes and beans

    Simply throw in a couple of smoked mussels into Nici Wickes' fish stew recipe to add a delicious smoky flavour! Serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices for an easy crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 19, 2017

  • Sparkling rosé jelly cake with brownie base and berries

    Love rosé? This incredible cake recipe is a must-try! A decadent brownie base is topped with sparkling moscato rosé and berry jelly to create a simple yet sophisticated dessert that's super impressive!

    Food|Nov 02, 2017

  • Eggplant fritter fries with garlic yoghurt

    Eggplant...fries?! This recipe sees this meaty vegetable transformed into thick fries, coated in beer batter then fried to perfection. Serve with garlic yoghurt for a delicious vegetarian snack

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 08, 2016

  • Pork and sage meatballs with cabbage and pear

    Golden meatballs and colourful vegetables tossed with sweet fried pear slices - this dish is heavenly for lunch. It's also suitable for diabetics.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 07, 2016

  • Chicken liver pate

    Chicken liver pate can be served on toast or biscuits, with drinks or, set in small individual containers, it is a perfect first course for a dinner party.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 07, 2016

  • Hazelnut heaven ice-cream

    With swirls of Nutella and the crunch of caramelised hazelnuts, this ice-cream is set to impress and delight.

    Real Living|Feb 22, 2016

  • Seafood paella

    This traditional Spanish rice and seafood dish is packed full of flavour, and is beautiful enjoyed straight from the pan with a side of wine for a delicious weekend dinner.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Feb 21, 2016

  • Roast veal blade with sage and mozzarella

    Stuffed with mozzarella and sage, wrapped in proscuitto and drizzled with a punchy salsa verde, this roasted veal will have your family and friends raving.

    Woman's Day|Feb 18, 2016

  • Happy New Year!

    It's been a great year, and now it's time to soak up some sun and kick back and relax with friends and family. This New Years menu offers the best of the season, with easy shared plates and bright, summery sweets.

    Now to love|Dec 18, 2015

  • Zesty salmon platter

    A whole side of salmon makes a great Christmas treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 14, 2015