THE STORY. Can you cook a gourmet dinner and enjoy the party, too? Three top chefs use their classic culinary skills to lead us through a successful dinner, start to finish. Because, once you solve the mystery of how to throw a great dinner party—the who, where and with what delicious dishes—everyone wins.
By Jenny De Jesus
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Photos by Robbyn Peck
BLACK SESAME Panna Cotta
ACTIVE TIME: 15 MIN, START TO FINISH: 4 HRS, 15 MIN
In Italian, this delicate dish translates into "cooked cream." Here, the creamy classic gets a twist with the addition of ground black sesame seeds. As a bonus, the panna cotta can set overnight in the fridge-just pull out and serve at party time.
17 ounces heavy cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 gelatin sheets, soaked and drained (or 11/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin)
1 ounce black sesame seeds, toasted and ground