30 Dollar Dinner Party

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1 Season, 10 Episodes
June 14, 2018
Cast: Lee Kalpakis

30 Dollar Dinner Party Full Episode Guide

  • We're joined by Chef Justin Warner in helping our guest Ben surprise his friends with a delicious Thai cuisine focused menu that includes pad see ew, chicken satay, summer rolls with a peanut dipping sauce and for dessert a delicious peanut cookie.

  • You don't have to break the bank to throw a dinner party for you and your friends, but sometimes dietary restrictions can get in the way. On this episode of $30 Dinner Party, Lee helps our guest create a deliciously healthy spread that has no caffeine, sugar, dairy, or wheat. Get ready to throw an incredible dinner party that consists of BBQ chicken, collard greens, and yes, banana pudding.

  • Lee helps our guest throw an astounding dinner party so she can live up to her "hostess with the mostest" status. In order to do that, they're going to have to go big or go home -- we're talking cooking a pasta dish with mussels and making our own sweet sangria cocktails.

  • Dinner parties don't have to break the bank to be spectacular and filled with delicious food and drink. In fact, our host Lee can help you throw a killer dinner party for under $30. On the premiere episode of $30 Dinner Party, Lee helps our guest throw an unforgettable dinner party filled with homemade gumbo and shandy cocktails and also gets to the bottom of the age-old question: Is soup a meal?

  • Rather sleep than cook? Well, meet Ann. A filmmaker whose idea of dinner consists of eggs and basically anything breakfast. On this episode of $30 Dinner Party, we're joined by Alison Roman, Author of Dining In, to helping our guest Ann surprise her film crew with a delicious Brunch themed menu or shall we say, "brinner".

  • We're headed to Park Slope in Brooklyn to meet Zaneta, a teaching fellow and student, who has lived abroad in Spain in the past. She is looking to throw a dinner party for her friends that's as budget conscious as it is worldly.

  • Thrillist partnered up with Daniel Holzman, chef and co-founder of The Meatball Shop, and The Project Foodie app to come up with the ultimate Italian themed menu. Watch Lee and Daniel make delicious Homemade Italian Sausage and Pepper Sliders on Garlic Bread, Orecchiette with Fresh Mint, Peas, and Ricotta, and a Daniel Holzman inspired Banana Hazelnut Spread French Toast Dessert.

  • Tacos can bring any group of friends together, right? Will has just recently moved to New York City from Australia and is struggling to make friends with his new roommates. Lee helps our guest Will try and win over his mates with a pork taco focused menu, paired with refried beans, a homemade slaw, and a beer-infused punch that will leave them asking him to cook every night. Taco 'bout a party!

  • Our guest wants to save a couple bucks so he can travel, but he still wants to be able to throw a killer dinner party for his friends. That's where Lee comes in; she's going to create a stellar spread for him that consists of a tender steak, mashed potatoes, a yogurt-topped wedge salad, and of course vodka, mint coolers. All of this for under $30? Nailed it.

  • Having a busy schedule can definitely get in the way of finding time to make a fabulous dinner. On this episode of $30 Dinner Party, Lee helps our guest, Dania, surprise her friends with a delicious vegetarian Indian cuisine-focused menu that will leave her friends shocked and amazed.