The theme dinner: a complete menu for a last minute dinner

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Visiting coming or just want to unpack for one? Putting together a menu can still be a challenge. Since the Culy editors get very enthusiastic about a themed dinner, we help you on your way with an atmosphere-enhancing menu for dinner, lunch or breakfast. And that’s all nice, when you have plenty of time for the preparation. But what if you get a last minute dinner request? Culy knows what to do: because for this complete menu the following applies: a lot in house, little effort and great results.

Extra nice: your visitors will enter the front door with low expectations, but leave the building with loud applause.

More complete menus from Culy? Go for a French evening or for the tastiest vegetarian recipes for the BBQ.

Everything for a complete last minute dinner

Last minute aperitif

Last-minute or not, there is always room for a drink beforehand. And of course that includes a snack. For an extra impressive start, we have selected some simple but super tasty ones for you. Also easy: crudités from the vegetables you have at home. Can you dive back into the kitchen for the other courses.

  • Bread with airy anchovy butter
  • Culy Homemade: grilled peach with Prosciutto (delicious as a snack!)
  • How-to: this is how you make cheese butterflies yourself
Grilled peach with prosciutto

Last minute appetizer

Ready to join. After the worst hunger has been satisfied, it’s time for the appetizer. Which of course you already have ready to serve for a long time. To keep the preparation time short, we mainly opt for recipes that are not too laborious. Think of raw ingredients, not too many ingredients and of course spectacular looks .

  • Vegetarian carpaccio of yellow zucchini with feta and blueberries
  •  fresh citrus salad with avocado and pecan nuts
  • pink ajo blanco
Pink ajo blanco soup for Easter

Last minute main course

On to the main course. Our tip: let the oven do the work so you don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen. Or go for a simple but effective paste; the dish that really makes everyone happy. Make the plates nice and minimalistic so that no one even notices that you have just prepared everything in one pan or oven.

  • Prawns with bimi, artichoke and garlic butter
  • Also from the oven: chicken and cauliflower with mango chutney from the baking tray
  • The easiest Pasta alla Vodka ever
king prawns with bimi and artichoke

Last minute dessert

A dessert does a lot for people without having to be very complicated. We just want a nice sweet ending that we can sink our teeth into. That goes perfectly with the following dishes; the perfect desserts for a last minute dinner. Perhaps the simplest dessert is the affogato. That is why we have listed some surprising variations for you.

  • tiramisu affogato
  • Easy Eton Mess in 2 minutes
  • ice cream sandwiches with stroopwafels
ice cream sandwich header

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