Spring Entertaining Luxe For Less Menu


I’ve created a spring entertaining ‘luxe for less’ menu with Coles supermarkets, and here’s what I put together. It’s a three-course menu that you can serve for a group of 6 at home that comes in around $15 per serve. It’s perfect for entertaining as every recipe can be made and prepped in advance and it’s also a waste not menu where the leftover ingredients of one recipe can be turned into the next. 

Luxe for Less Menu:

  • Whipped Ricotta toasts
  • Spring Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Peas, Cucumber, Radish and Whipped Ricotta
  • Whole Roast Chicken
  • Peach Panzanella salad 
  • Fried Wonton Mille Feuille with Mango Crème Pâtissière


For all of the recipes from this menu, grab the latest copy of Coles Supermarkets Magazine (November issue) in-store. You’ll find all of the written recipes plus my personal tips on how to entertain at home on a budget inside! If you’re keen to cook this whole menu for your next party at home, here’s the shopping list you’ll need.

Luxe for Less Menu Shopping List

  • 1 coles sesame seed baguette
  • 1 tub (375g) of ricotta
  • 1 bottle (500ml) of olive oil
  • 1 bag (150g) of sugar snap peas
  • 1 bag (1kg) of frozen peas
  • 1 bunch of radish
  • 1 lebanese cucumber
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 block (250g) of butter
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1 punnet (250g) of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 packet (200g) of Coles 4 leaf salad leaves
  • 1 ball (200g) of buffalo mozzarella cheese, torn or burrata
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 yellow peaches
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 packet (250g) of wonton wrappers
  • 1 mango
  • 1 lime
  • ¾ cup of caster sugar
  • ¼ cup of plain flour
  • 2 tbs of cornflour
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 eggs


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published