Use These Grilling Menus for Your Next Party
While gathering family and friends together for a delicious meal is always fun, entertaining a group can also come with a bit of pressure. What will you serve? What sides complement the main you're grilling? What dessert can you make ahead? To help, we've put together 10, four-course menus. From impressive steakhouse-inspired menus to laid-back burgers, grilled fish to tacos, and both vegetarian and vegan ideas, there's truly something for everyone.
Each menu features an appetizer, main course, side dish, and dessert. You'll also find that all of our menus highlight seasonal produce: fresh corn on the cob, sweet stone fruits, crisp greens, and succulent tomatoes are staples throughout. Take our Grilled Heritage Pork with Plums, Farro Verde, and Summer Herbs, for example—plums hit their peak in August while you can stock up on herbs throughout the season. You can also highlight juicy berries atop this Lemon Olive-Oil Cake, or spotlight a lesser known berry, the gooseberry, in delicious crumbles. Use the menus here as a starting point; feel free to get creative by mixing and matching recipes to create your own custom menu.
Since summer is all about eating and entertaining outdoors, a menu with at last one grilled dish makes the most sense. While you'll notice that not every course is grilled—but at least one per menu is!—we think you'll be surprised to find that we also encourage you to use the grill appetizers (such as our prosciutto-wrapped melon) and dessert, too. After all, who said grilling is just for the main course?
Ahead, our best grilling menus. Try one or make them all for a series of epically delicious parties. They're sure to please—and they're easy, too!
Grilled Tacos Menu
Grilled Chicken Menu
Grilled Fish Menu
Grilled Pork Menu
Pork and plums are the main components of this bright menu from start to finish.
Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon
Grilled Mediterranean Menu
Sausage and Peppers Menu
Grilled Burgers Menu
Enjoy our meatless menu for your next gathering.
Lemon-Olive Oil Cake