Need a great menu for special dinner? This one works great for Easter or any time you have to put dinner out there for a table full of people. Nothing here needs to be babysat and there's a nice array of flavors to play off each other.
Herb-Crusted Pork Loin - 3 different herbs with a little salt & olive oil make this oh-so-simple dish a smashing success every single time. Fancy enough for the foodies, simple enough for the kids.
Pineapple Casserole - We'll borrow an easter favorite from the south. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! A little sweetness to balance the salty pork loin.
Citrus-scented Brussels Hash - Shaved brussels sprouts & a bit of orange zest among other things. Apply a little heat and voila'---a side dish fit for a king.
Asparagus Mimosa - NOT the drink, of course! This dish of garlicky grilled asparagus topped with chopped boiled eggs, is so named because it reminds one of bright yellow mimosa blossoms in the spring.
Zuccoto - A showstopping Tuscan dessert that can be made well ahead of time. A marvelous sponge cake dome, filed with whipped cream, fresh berries and other treasures. Enrobed in a luscious chocolate ganache, each slice drizzled with crème anglaise. Divine!