Mouth-watering Five-Course Meal Ideas Across the Globe

Five-course meal idea
A five-course meal is an excellent way to treat your guests to some mouth-watering food over some exciting conversations. Although it is time-consuming and laborious, preparing and serving a five-course meal can actually be fun! You just have to decide upon the menu and get going. Another big task eh? Buzzle brings to you some easy and elegant five-course meal ideas.
Tips!
  • Each course can be paired with a wine. Once you decide on the menu, a little online research would be helpful in finding out the best pairings with the dishes you'll be preparing.
  • You can keep it as formal as you like or relaxed. Make sure to add your own personal touch to every meal.
A simple, mouth-watering, yet an elegant meal is enough to leave a long-lasting impression on your guests. Planning a five-course dinner is not a small and easy task. There's table to be laid neatly and brilliantly, and preparing and offering some appetizing and flavorful dishes. You don't need to stress out over cooking. You can keep the menu simple, and have to just put together an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert. That's all what it takes for a five-course meal. If you love cooking and treating people to some homemade food, then preparing a five-course meal is definitely your cup of tea, or coffee if you are a coffee-lover! (*wink*)
What Does a Five-course Meal Include?
Appetizers
Appetizers may consist of canapes, crudites, cheeses, dumplings, or small starters.
Soup
This course may consist of thick or rustic soups. You can prepare the soup of your choice depending upon the cuisine.
Salad
The salad may be cold or a hot vegetable course. The salad course is usually served after soup and before the main course. However, in continental cuisines, it is also served after the main course.
Entrée
This is the main course of the meal. Usually in Western cuisine, it consists of meat, poultry, or fish. However, it may also be a vegetarian course.
Dessert
Dessert course a is sweet end to the meal. You can prepare the dessert of choice, from pastries and cakes to fresh fruit tarts and puddings.
Five-Course Meal Ideas
Before beginning with the preparations, be clear in your mind as to what cuisine you would like to have for your dinner. It can be any of your favorites or your guests'.
Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Cuisine
Chinese food is loved by everyone all over the world. If you or your guests are fond of eating Chinese food, then this is the best option for you. Read on to find out what all dishes you can include in your meal.
Appetizers
Chicken dumplings with ginger and soy sauce
Chicken dumplings with ginger and soy sauce
Lion's head meatballs
Lion's head meatballs
Soup
Egg drop soup
Egg drop soup
Hot and sour soup
Hot and sour soup
Wanton soup
Wanton soup
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Salad
Chinese chicken salad
Chinese chicken salad
Chinese chicken salad is best suited for a five-course meal, and does not require much of an effort.
Entrée
Chicken fried Rice
Chicken fried Rice
Orange chicken on sticky rice
Orange chicken on sticky rice
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Chinese chicken spaghetti
Chinese chicken spaghetti
Bourbon chicken
Bourbon chicken
Dessert
Mango pudding
Mango pudding
Ice cream with slices of mangoes
Ice cream with slices of mangoes
Custard tart
Custard tart
Italian Cuisine
Italian Cuisine
An Italian dinner is one of the easiest and most popular of all. They are easy to prepare and the ingredients are easily available in the stores.
Appetizers
Toasted garlic bread
Toasted garlic bread
Artichoke bruschetta
Artichoke bruschetta
Antipasto drizzle
Antipasto drizzle
Soup
Italian wedding soup
Italian wedding soup
Macaroni soup
Macaroni soup
Zuppa toscana
Zuppa toscana
Minestrone
Minestrone
Salad
Caesar salad
Caesar salad
Antipasto salad
Antipasto salad
Spicy Italian salad
Spicy Italian salad
Entrée
Chicken marsala and roasted potatoes
Chicken marsala and roasted potatoes
Classic pizza
Classic pizza
Chicken milanese
Chicken milanese
White cheese chicken lasagna
White cheese chicken lasagna
Lobster ravioli
Lobster ravioli
Dessert
Classic tiramisu
Classic tiramisu
Tiramisu chocolate mousse
Tiramisu chocolate mousse
Double chocolate biscotti (Yummm!)
Double chocolate biscotti
This Italian five-course menu is the best if you want to prepare meal for a romantic dinner date with your partner. Combine any of the dishes and get going! Surprise him with your culinary excellence and watch him fall in love with you again. Just pair it with two glasses of wine, and your dinner date will be a bliss!
American Cuisine
American Cuisine
Appetizers
Cheese and crackers
Cheese and crackers
Hot chicken wings
Hot chicken wings
Pan-fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce
Pan-fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce
Sweet and spicy jalapeno poppers
Sweet and spicy jalapeno poppers
Cranberry chili meatballs
Cranberry chili meatballs
Soup
Tomato-basil soup
Tomato basil soup
Chicken stew
Chicken stew
Rich mushroom bisque
Rich mushroom bisque
Lentil soup with escarole
Lentil soup with escarole
Salad
Waldorf salad
Waldorf salad
Cobb salad
Cobb salad
Entrée
Classic roast chicken
Classic roast chicken
Classic meatloaf
Classic meatloaf
Patty melt
Patty melt
Baked macaroni and cheese
Baked macaroni and cheese
Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger
Dessert
Chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding
Red velvet cake
Red velvet cake
Apple pie
Apple pie
Banana pudding
Banana pudding
French Cuisine
French Cuisine
Appetizers
Fruit and cheese platter
Fruit and cheese platter
Cheese puffs
Cheese puffs
Rillettes
Rillettes
Porcini mushroom tartlets
Porcini mushroom tartlets
Soup
French onion soup
French onion soup
Bisque
Bisque
Bouillabaisse
Bouillabaisse Soup
Consommé
Consomme Soup
Salad
Spring niçoise salad
Spring Nicoise Salad
Tossed greens with vinaigrette
Tossed greens with vinaigrette
Entrée
Rosemary chicken
Rosemary chicken
French leek pie
French leek pie
Dessert
Crème caramel
Creme caramel
Clafoutis
Clafoutis
Crème brûlée
Creme brulee
Lemon sorbet
Lemon sorbet
So, these were some really yummy dishes you can consider for your meal. We are sure most you must be drooling by now! You don't have to wait for any occasion or festival, just spread the word that you are going to host a party, and it could be a celebration in itself. If you have any other mouth-watering ideas and combinations, please feel free to comment below. Bon appétit!