Italian Style Casual Dinner Party 

This Italian themed idea features dishes that are rather simple to make, and a Pinot Grigio from the mountainous Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy.  We had the chance to travel to this region in 2007, and it is absolutely breathtaking.  Normal Italian images don't pop to mind, think more like stereotypical Switzerland.  The playlist is mostly upbeat, and features a mix of classic rock and indie rock.

Shopping List

Insalata Caprese

Risotto con Parmigiano-Reggiano

 

Asian Style Casual Dinner Party

This dinner party is all about Asian flavors, which are a blast to cook with and your guest will be thrilled with the diversion from traditional party food.  The wine is a German White that is a well known pairing for chinese food spices like the ones we list here.

Shopping List

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Scallops