Diner En Blanc only comes once a year to Philadelphia, so why not go all out? To go along with the all white outfits and all white tables, this year try filling your picnic basket with these delicious all white menu options. What these recipes lack in color, they more than make up for in flavor!
1. White Bean Dip with French Herbs
The french herbs in this dish goes great with a baguette and vegetables. It even pairs well with wine and cheese!
2. Joe Pizarro’s Brandade De Morue
This traditional Provencal dish may look like mashed potatoes… but it is so much more!
3. Salt Crusted Potatoes with Cilantro Mojo
Why not try a new spin on a classic dish? If you boil new potatoes just a little differently and add extra salt, you get a head-turning new appetizer. This recipe even features a spanish flare!
4. White Asparagus a la Moutarde
Summer is the season for white asparagus, so what better time to use them than now for Diner En Blanc?
5. Mushroom Mozzarella Appetizer
Who doesn’t love cheesy bread? These bite-sized squares with mozzarella and mushrooms are the perfect party starter.
1. Paul Bertolli’s Cauliflower Soup
Experienced chef and author Paul Bertolli knows exactly how to make a vegetable become the best it can be. Here is his tasty take on cauliflower soup.
2. Yogurt Soup with Cucumbers and Walnuts
A refreshing yogurt soup that is served cold, perfect for a hot day outside!
3. White Gazpacho
White gazpacho is a delicious and refreshing variety of gazpacho, that can be served chilled or at room temperature. This dish is made by tossing all of the ingredients in a blender, it doesn’t get much easier than that!
4. Roasted Baby Turnips with Dijon Vinaigrette and Tarragon-
This delicious side dish is easy to pull together at the last minute, but your guests will never know!
5. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes are every food-lovers weakness! What white dinner would be complete without homemade mashed potatoes?
1. White Lasagna with Chicken and Mushrooms
A succulent white lasagna with olive oil white sauce, chicken and portobello and shitake mushrooms sauteed with fresh rosemary. Be sure to pack this one in your basket!
2. James Peterson’s Baked Fish Filets with Butter and Sherry
A 5-ingredient, 20-minute technique to make any white fish shine – bonus: it makes its own buttery, boozy sauce, without deglazing or reducing. This is the perfect last-minute recipe to be made right before Diner En Blanc begins!
3. White Risotto
Risotto is one the more challenging white dishes on this menu, but those who succeed will enjoy a rich, creamy, light delicate dish.
4. Roasted Curried Cauliflower Steaks
This roasted cauliflower recipe is satisfying and delicious. These steaks are easy to make and a great vegetarian option too!
5. White Clam Pizza
Of course a white pizza was going to make this menu. Plain bread and cheese can be a bit boring, so experiment with white garnishes to add to your pie! If you like clams, and you like pizza, you just might enjoy this combo.
1. White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting
A classic cake is always a winner for dessert. Try this homemade white cake with maple syrup frosting.
2. Lemon Meringue
If you’re going to spend a long time making a cake, you want the result to make it all worthwhile. This towering cake balances the flavors and textures of tangy yogurt, tart lemon curd, and crunchy pistachios in a dessert that will make your table give you a standing ovation.
3. Peanut Butter Pavlova
Pavlova is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and a soft, light inside. Here is a sweet, crunchy, gooey, peanutty spin on the classic pavlova.
4. Coconut Layer Cake
Try this coconut layer cake with an island flare! This recipe features cake soaked with coconut and rum syrup, filled with Swiss buttercream, and coated with a generous amount of crisp and nutty toasted coconut flakes.
5. Poached Pears with Lime Sabayon
This unique dessert is light enough to be the perfect ending to any heavy meal! Plus it is easy to make and can be mostly done ahead of time!