To Start: Garlic and Chive Dip + Crudites
Store-bought bread, a platter of crunchy vegetables, some creamy dip, and a few of your favorite cheeses are great ways to ease into dinner.
Main & Sides: Roast Lamb + Vegetables
Your guests will love loading their plates with vegetables, then gilding them with a couple slices of perfectly cooked medium-rare lamb.
Dessert: Coconut-Macaroon Sundaes
Coconut macaroon bars make an excellent base for these spectacular sundaes (they're also Passover-friendly!). The toppings are simply melted chocolate, which hardens upon contact with the vanilla ice cream into a crunchy chocolate shell, and a tumble of sweet-tart raspberries.
Up to 1 Week Ahead
- Make coconut macaroons, dip in chocolate, and refrigerate to set. Wrap in plastic and freeze until 1 day ahead.
Up to 1 Day Ahead
- Prep crudites and make dip. Cut cauliflower and trim and peel asparagus; wrap in damp paper towels and store in airtight containers. Thaw macaroons.
3 Hours Before
- Marinate lamb and prepare potatoes. Roast potatoes and lamb. While lamb rests, roast asparagus and cauliflower.
1 Hour Before
Set out cheeses so they can come to room temperature.
Just Before Serving
- Slice lamb and arrange on a platter with potatoes. Transfer cauliflower to a serving dish.