Small Gatherings: A Week of Seasonal Menus for Your Next Delish Dinner Party – Monday – Dinner for Two


This week we’re featuring a week of seasonal menus from Small Gatherings Seasonal Menus for Cozy Dinners, written by Jessica Strand. Where else can you enjoy an intimate gathering of close friends and delicious food? Today’s menu is is a dinner for two for Monday evening.

To see the complete recipe for each dish, simply click on the recipe name. Enjoy!

Monday – Dinner for Two


Spring Pea Soup Recipe from Small Gatherings

Spring Pea Soup Recipe with Mint and Toasted Pistachios

Salmon En Papillote Recipe from Small Gatherings

Salmon with Dill en Papillote Recipe


Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe with Herb Lemon Yogurt

Strawberry Granita Recipe from Small Gatherings

 Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

Menu Manager:

  1. The day before the dinner: make the granita
  2. The morning of the dinner:
  3. Make the soup. Let it cool and refrigerate
  4. Make the herb-and-lemon yogurt. Refrigerate.
  5. About 2 hours before serving:
  6. Roast the potatoes and set aside at room temperature
  7. Assemble the Salmon en Papillote and refrigerate
  8. About 30 minutes before serving:
  9. Preheat the oven and put the salmon in the oven to bake.
  10. Gently reheat the soup and potatoes.

 Check out other dinner party menus for three, four or six. 

All recipes from Small Gatherings by Jessica Strand (Egg & Dart Press, May 2013)

Images for Spring Pea Soup and Fresh Strawberry Granita by Sheri Giblin.

Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites and, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better.