So, you’ve decided to host a dinner party and you’re looking for a way to impress even the most discerning of guests? Well, have no fear, we’ve been doing some research into some really great ways you can impress your dinner guests and we’ve gathered all the information here!

From shopping for high-quality meat from specialist companies like Dorset Meat Company to trying out new and interesting flavour combinations, we’ve got you covered for impressing your guests at your next dinner party! Check out our top tips below.

Really good steak

Whether you opt for classic combinations, like steak and red wine sauce, or you try something totally new, a good and high-quality steak is the key to a good steak-based meal!

Try out a classic rib-eye steak with garlic and green herbs, or perhaps an onglet steak with mustard sauce, or even a porterhouse steak seared to perfection. Whatever you decide, the quality of your meat is sure to impress your guests!

Veal and classic flavourings

If you want to opt for a red-meat meal with a slightly more interesting or alternative flavour, you could try out a veal-based recipe. As the moister and more delicate answer to beef steak, veal is a great option for those occasions when you’re looking to surprise your dinner guests.

Try pairing it with garlic, lemon and green herbs for a classic finish, or throw a wildcard and add it to a spicy and fiery stew.

Try something different

With options like goat meat starting to increase in popularity here, it might be time to introduce your guests to it! You could try a goat meat stew or a goat meat curry to impress your dinner guests.

As a tender meat, goat meat is slightly sweet and can sometimes taste a bit gamey. It is a very versatile meat and stands well with strong flavours.

Try new and exciting beef recipes

With a whole range of Aberdeen Angus beef out there, there are tons of exciting recipes you could try out. From beef stroganoff and steak and ale pie to marinated or glazed beef and exciting pot roasts, the world is your oyster when it comes to jazzing up beef.

Opting for high-quality beef means that you’ll have a good base to take on flavour and offer tender and indulgent mouthfuls with every bite. Try buying locally sourced beef from small suppliers to ensure you’re doing your part for the environment and choosing better tasting beef!

Try something spicy

From the exciting goat curry we discussed earlier to spicy merguez sausages and pasta, creating a fiery, aromatic and spicy dish to tantalise your guests tastebuds is a great way to impress even the most discerning of dinner guests.

Try using new and interesting flavour combinations and consult recipes from other cultures traditions to find exciting and unheard-of recipes to impress your guests. You could look for fresh herbs at your local farmers market and indulge in a high-quality meat base to ensure all of the flavour is preserved.


Impressing your dinner guests may seem like an impossible feat but it can certainly be achieved. Following our tips, using high-quality ingredients, and trying out new flavours can all help to impress even the most discerning of dinner guests. And though trying a new recipe can seem daunting, once you’ve nailed it, you can add it to your culinary repertoire and keep impressing people with your skills in the kitchen!

Check out our article healthy dinner idea for two to learn amazing and easy recipes for your next social dining


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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