Dinner parties are my favorite kind of party. Creating a meal for loved ones is highly satisfying, and when I'm prepping for a dinner, I'm always in the best mood. Whether it's a meal I've been planning for months or a last-minute affair, I always write down the menu.

The last dinner party I hosted was two weeks ago for 10 friends. To start I served grilled pancetta-wrapped peaches and chili con queso with tortilla chips. The appetizers were washed down with a watermelon mint lemonade cocktail. For the main course we enjoyed steak, grilled vegetables, mixed green salad with avocados and nectarines, and a tomato tart.

The memory is still fresh in my mind, but I'm already planning my next dinner and I need inspiration. So do tell: what was on the menu at your last dinner party?