Casual Dinner Party

What’s the definition of a great dinner party? One where the hosts have as much fun as the guests. Sure, you love to cook—but you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the party. To help you savor a relaxed evening with your company, our menu features recipes that are simple to prepare in advance. Just add a few finishing touches after your guests arrive.

The main attraction: hearty wine-braised short ribs, prepared and served in a Moroccan tagine. The meat slow-cooks to tender perfection in this beautiful baking dish, which makes a dramatic presentation at the table—right down to the irresistible aromas that greet diners when you raise the lid. Serve the meal family-style so everyone can help themselves to seconds (and thirds).