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? Tastessence brings to you some easy and elegant five-course meal ideas.
- 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 may consist of canapes, crudites, cheeses, dumplings, or small starters.
This course may consist of thick or rustic soups. You can prepare the soup of your choice depending upon the cuisine.
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.
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 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 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.
Chicken dumplings with ginger and soy sauce
Lion’s head meatballs
Egg drop soup
Hot and sour soup
Chinese chicken salad
Chinese chicken salad is best suited for a five-course meal, and does not require much of an effort.
Chicken fried Rice
Orange chicken on sticky rice
Chinese chicken spaghetti
Ice cream with slices of mangoes
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.
Toasted garlic bread
Italian wedding soup
Spicy Italian salad
Chicken marsala and roasted potatoes
White cheese chicken lasagna
Tiramisu chocolate mousse
Double chocolate biscotti (Yummm!)
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!
Cheese and crackers
Hot chicken wings
Pan-fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce
Sweet and spicy jalapeno poppers
Cranberry chili meatballs
Rich mushroom bisque
Lentil soup with escarole
Classic roast chicken
Baked macaroni and cheese
Red velvet cake
Fruit and cheese platter
Porcini mushroom tartlets
French onion soup
Spring niçoise salad
Tossed greens with vinaigrette
French leek pie
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!