This is not a random Friday night. This is you or your loved one’s birthday dinner. And that means celebration! There’s no one way to indulge, so here are a few ideas to create a birthday dinner to remember. Fiesta! Soiree! Party!Let’s be honest. It’s a party! Do you want to be in the kitchen the whole time, or would you rather enjoy your friends, family, and guests? To that end, we’ve found the very best party foods to be appetizers that are made in advance and a main meal that can pretty much cook itself. Our French Pâté Collection solves the first half. It’s an easy way to share something sumptuous, and it’s undeniably worthy of celebration – all with absolutely no preparation required. And if you do have a few last-minute details to attend to in the kitchen or at the bar, it’s easy for you to grab a few nibbles for yourself on-the-go. For the latter half of easy party foods that impress, there are few things more deserving of an important day than lamb. Our Boneless Leg of Lamb topped simply with fresh rosemary and ample salt and pepper will fill the house with a smell so delicious, it’ll have everyone anticipating the course before the birthday cake this time!
Family FirstSome of the best and most memorable birthday dinners are spent with family. Of course, if yours happens to include younger members, it can be difficult to find food for their palates that isn’t too bland for your own. Our idea would be to strive for variations on a theme. In this case, we went with a theme of scrumptious sausages. The kids can find their way to the wannabe sausage: an Uncured Beef Hot Dogs they know and love slathered in anything that makes it right for them. Meanwhile, the older crowd can have their choice of the delicious Game Sausage Sampler. This is no ordinary pork or chicken sausage with a spice or two. It’s delicate, gingery rabbit, hearty venison and tart cherries, and our best seller, the traditional and oh-so-warm and inviting lamb merguez. Délicieux!
Leave the Apron out of itSometimes a special occasion might be spent at home, but perhaps not in the kitchen. If you’d rather not don an apron and sweat over the skillet or oven this evening, get your fellow food lover something you can both enjoy amidst the wine, presents, and beautifully romantic night. Our Gourmet Food Lover's Premium Gift Basket includes all the elements of a celebration: savory cured meats, French prosciutto, sausages, and Tasso ham along with rich pate and white-and-black truffle butters.