Entertaining at home

Neil Perry's slow-cooked lamb.
Neil Perry's slow-cooked lamb.

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.

Five-spice sesame biscuits.

Party food recipe: Five-spice sesame biscuits

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Chorizo cheese puffs.

Party food recipe: Chorizo cheese puffs

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Beetroot

Conversation stopper: Salt-baked beets

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Salmon with fennel puree

Salmon with fennel puree

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Roast pork belly with balsamic onion.

Roast pork belly and balsamic onions

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Good Food. Hot Food. Jill Dupleix. July 16 Beef Cheeks.Photo: Edwina Pickles. 3rd July 2013.

Slow-braised beef cheeks

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (52)
Thyme, oregano and citrus chicken.

Thyme, oregano and citrus chicken

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Luke Mangan's lamb shanks.

Shanks with smoked paprika and garlic mash

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
French onion soup.

French onion soup

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Roasted blue-eye with herb crust

Roasted blue-eye with herb crust

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

One-pot chicken.

Pot roast chicken

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Goat's milk cheesecake with poached rhubarb.

Goat’s milk cheesecake with poached rhubarb

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Roasted strawberries with liquorice cream.

Roasted strawberries with liquorice cream

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)