A Backyard Barbecue for Father’s Day
Launch the grilling season–and celebrate Father’s Day–with a menu that showcases the fresh flavors of summer. Every dish, from the appetizer through dessert, can be cooked on your backyard grill.
To begin the meal, serve crisp bruschetta with a zesty topping of chopped grilled tomatoes, basil and garlic. Steaks are prepared in the Florentine style–grilled and then garnished with arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. For accompaniments, offer an assortment of grilled vegetables plus potato salad tossed with bell peppers and bacon. Peaches, plums and other summer fruits caramelize deliciously from the heat of the fire and make a luscious dessert, especially when paired with crème anglaise or vanilla ice cream.