The Amazing One-Hour Dinner Party

We cooked up a tasty spring menu for eight happy people—and included the tips and game plan to pull it all together in 60 minutes.

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The One-Hour Dinner Game Plan

The One-Hour Game Plan

To make the 60-minute menu, you'll want to study and follow this detailed time line. (Two do-ahead tasks: Thaw lemonade concentrate and chill Champagne and gin.)

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Pickle onions (for salad).

3. Bring water to a boil (for blanching asparagus).

4. Prep berries for dessert—combine with macerating liquid.

5. Prep roast; sear and get in oven.

6. Prep potatoes; place potatoes in oven with beef.

7. Blanch asparagus; drain and rinse with cold water.

8. Combine gin and lemonade in pitcher; chill.

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