Appetizers for dinner party

After all, they’re everyone’s favorite course. With this rustic yet modern menu inspired by San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino, you really won’t miss the mains

Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Because this is such a simple salad, it’s important to use super-fresh vegetables and top-quality olive oil and cheese.

Recipe: Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Egg and Anchovy Crostini

Egg and Anchovy Crostini

Instead of using ordinary canned anchovies, Chris Cosentino uses marinated white anchovies, which have a fresher, cleaner taste. They’re a staple ingredient at Incanto, his San Francisco restaurant.

Recipe: Egg and Anchovy Crostini

Spring Lamb Roasted with Mint and Garlic

Spring Lamb Roasted with Mint and Garlic

We doubled this recipe so it could serve as a main course. Lamb loins are amazingly tender and flavorful but also expensive; we found that cheaper lamb shoulder roast (although tougher) works too. Just cook it a little longer—about 10 minutes more.

Recipe: Spring Lamb Roasted with Mint and Garlic

Strawberries with Balsamic and Black Pepper

Strawberries with Balsamic and Black Pepper

Chris suggests a simple dessert of quartered strawberries drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar and a few grinds of black pepper.

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http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/entertaining/appetizers-for-dinner-00418000078413/