Dad to the bone. Looking for the best father’s day dinner ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We celebrated our dad with a scrumptious three-course cherry themed dinner. We incorporated this theme into both the food and decor. We are excited to share the best Father’s Day dinner ideas with you.
Best Father’s Day Dinner Ideas: Single Ingredient Dinner Party
You’re cherry-ffic. We made this dinner more special by incorporating fresh cherries into every course. Single-ingredient dinners are an easy way to elevate a dinner party. In addition, a theme makes selecting the recipes and cooking a little more fun. So this Father’s Day, cherry-ish dad with a cherry dinner party. These cherry recipes are quite easy to make- no Martha Stewart skills required. For more cherry recipes, click here.
Best Father’s Day Dinner Ideas: How to Decorate?
You are cherry sweet. Our gorgeous tablescape featured a crisp, white tablecloth and a vibrant red, white and green cherry table runner. Each place setting included red melamine dinner and salad plates, which matched the linens perfectly. Next we added cherry napkins tucked inside wooden napkin rings. We also used Mikasa Cheers water glasses, wine glasses and champagne flutes.
You’re my best bud! We kept the floral arrangements simple with a bouquet of red roses and baby’s breath.
Best Father’s Day Dinner Ideas: What Wine to Serve
No pagne. No gain. We started with a 2006 Champage Charles Gardet. This champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier with notes of apple, pear and peach and complex flavors.
This champagne was the perfect way to kick off our Father’s Day dinner.
Forgive me, I have zinned. We also served a Rombauer Zinfandel with our main course.
Best Father’s Day Dinner Ideas: Cherry Recipes
Cherry season is here. This delicious red fruit starts to peak at the end of May through July. You can certainly eat them right off the stem, but why not cook a meal with the best cherry recipes. Cherries are sweet and tart as well as crisp and plump. We started with a cherry ricotta bruschetta, a twist on a traditional bruschetta. We toasted the bread and then topped it with ricotta and honey. Then we drizzled the cherries with olive oil, salt and pepper and broiled for 10 minutes. This appetizer paired nicely with the champagne.
Have a cherry on top kind of day. For the main, we grilled lamb burgers and made a cherry relish. This recipe is so easy. We bought premade lamb burgers and just seasoned with a little bit of salt and pepper on each side before placing on the grill. The cherry relish is really what makes this burger outstanding. The shallots balance out the sweetness of the cherries. This course paired nicely with the Zin.
You’re cherry sweet. We concluded our meal with a homemade panna cotta with a cherry compote. Panna Cotta is light and easy to make. We use the same base recipe and then we vary the sauce based on our theme. We made a fresh cherry sauce with brandy. The brandy adds a bit of depth and sophistication. We plan our adding a touch of brandy to our other sauce recipes in the future.
Thank you cherry much. This summer, enjoy a home cooked dinner with fresh cherry recipes.
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Cherry Relish
- 4 Buns
- 1.5 Lbs Lamb Burgers 4 patties; you could also make these from scratch
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup Shallots
- 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Cups Cherries
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Red Wine
- Heat the olive oil in a pan.
- Chop shallots and cook for 3 minutes.
- Pit cherries (easier with a cherry pitter) and add cherries, balsamic vinegar, sugar and red wine to the pan.
- Cook over a low-medium heat for 20 minutes until the liquids become thick and glossy.
- While the cherries are reducing, preheat the grill to a high heat.
- Season lamb burgers with salt and pepper on both sides and grill for about 5 minutes per side.
- Once they’re cooked, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Grill the buns for a few minutes until lightly grilled.
- Play a burger on the bun and top with cherry relish.
Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.Bob Fosse
Cherry recipes are the best and I love your quote at the end. Life is just a bowl of cherries!
These all look absolutely delicious! They say the way to a man’s heart is his stomach, and you really took that to heart.
I love all the food. Of course, a nice wine or champagne would be a great addition to delicious food.
Good options not just for Fathers Day, but any day! Those lamb burgers have caught my attention.
Love this! My husband LOVES cherry recipes!
Nnnniiiiicccceeeee…I can see you made Daddy so happy. Those grilled lamb burgers must taste like heaven. I wanna give them a try soon.
I think I’ll go for the patties I can buy from the store, haha! If I’m prepping for a special occasion like this, I don’t think I can afford to experiment with a DIY patty especially that I still have to learn how to make one from scratch.
I haven’t had lamb in ages. Those burgers look just divine.
Those are all great ideas to keep in mind and delicious recipes as well. Thanks for sharing this informative post with us.
Indeed such great ideas for Father’s day. Why I just stumbled here, but anyway it can also be used even for other occasions aside from Father’s day. Thank you for this!