Dinner party menu for a rainy spring night

These recipes are a winning combo of springtime freshness with a touch of warming heartiness.

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Roberto Caruso

Hot ‘n’ sour soup recipe
Photo by Roberto Caruso

Try our April showers menu to chase away the wet-weather blues. With cheesy toasts and a citrus salad to start, sit down and enjoy an evening meal that is a winning combo of springtime freshness with a touch of warming heartiness.

Caprese pizza toast

Caprese pizza toast

 

Appetizer
Quick Caprese-style toasts
Gooey cheese and springtime pesto makes these crunchy toasts irresistible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You'll love this green salad tossed with pine nuts, sweet mandarin and salty prosciutto.

Watercress, fennel and mandarin salad.
Photo, John Cullen.

 

Salad
Watercress, fennel and mandarin salad
Fresh watercress and the subtle licorice flavour of fennel get a vitamin C boost from sweet mandarins in this delicious salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto Caruso

Hot ‘n’ sour soup.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Main
Hot ‘n’ sour soup
Caught in the rain on your bike? Me too! Best way to warm up when chilled to the bone is a warm bowl of hot and spicy soup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

French crepes. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

French crepes.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Dessert
French crepes
Don’t think you have time for dessert? Cheer up your rainy day with these 10-minute crepes. (P.S. There’s always time for dessert!)

 

2 comments on “Dinner party menu for a rainy spring night

  1. Who wants to be outside grilling on a rainy spring evening?

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  2. What are you referring to? I don’t see a single recipe in this email that requires any outdoor grilling…???

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