Entertaining at home

canapes
From tartlets to tartare: great finger food ideas.

About to host an event?  Whether you've got friends and family gathering for a dinner party or child's birthday, here are some great ideas guaranteed to ensure your guests have a memorable time.

Plus recipes from some of Australia's favourite chefs: Neil Perry, Karen Martini, Frank Camorra and Luke Mangan.

Eton mess

Eton mess

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Korean barbecue king prawns

Barbecued king prawns with Korean-style chilli sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Whole baked salmon

Whole baked salmon stuffed with lemon and herb rice

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Adam Liaw

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (130)
Guacamole

Guacamole

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (90)
Cypriot grain salad.

Hellenic Republic’s Cypriot grain salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Travis McAuley

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (899)
Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad.

Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (60)
Neil Perry tiramisu.

Tiramisu

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (200)
Beef sliders with gruyere.

Beef sliders with bacon, gruyere and pickles with tomato jam

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (236)
Neil Perry's buffalo mozzarella lasagne.

Buffalo mozzarella lasagne

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (633)
Prawn cocktail

Prawn, scallop and crab seafood cocktail

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (196)
Vietnamese prawn and chicken coleslaw.

Vietnamese chicken and prawn coleslaw

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Berry, Sauternes and mascarpone trifle.

Berry, sauternes and mascarpone trifle

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (173)