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3 Easy Dinner Menus for Any Occasion
You can host a dinner party without stressing out—just follow one of these easy meal plans, which feature plenty of quick, make-ahead dishes.
Mediterranean menu

A Mediterranean Feast, Food Expert-Approved
Every part of this meal delivers rich flavor using light ingredients, from Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's marinated olives to the main event: a deliciously tangy and vibrant roasted chicken from food expert Michael Pollan. Kale salad and potatoes are simple but delicious accompaniments, and roasted pears with ricotta and honey round out the dinner.

Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives

Vinegar-Braised Chicken

Kale with Onions and Pine Nuts

Parsley Potatoes

Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Honey


Photos: John Kernick (olives), Coral von Zumwalt (others)