A Glorious Easter Dinner Menu

What fresh, savory surprises this updated menu for Easter dinner brings! Best of all, it's really doable: Just follow our make-ahead plan.

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Easter Dinner Plate
Photo: Sang An

Make-Ahead Plan

5 days ahead: Hard-cook eggs; refrigerate in shells.

2 days ahead: Make Gorgonzola Vinaigrette. Blanch asparagus for salad. Make vermouth glaze for ham. Make lavender syrup for dessert.

1 day ahead: Fill eggs (leave off herb garnish). Make soup. Rub ham with seasonings. Make roll dough. Make Honey Cream.

3 hours ahead: Start cooking ham.

1 to 2 hours ahead: Shape dough and allow to rise. Prep artichokes. Quarter strawberries.

While ham rests: Cook potatoes and artichokes. Reheat soup (add water or chicken broth if soup is too thick). Top eggs with herb garnish.

Last-minute: Bake rolls. Make cocktails. Toss salad just before serving.

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