Indulge yourself and help the economy at the same time by spending your tax rebate on an extravagant recipe with expensive ingredients. It's your patriotic duty.
Crab-Stuffed Lobster with Citrus VinaigretteAs long as you're spending money, why not go all out and dine on both fresh lump crabmeat and live lobsters? When you make this dish at home rather than ordering it in a restaurant, you'll still have money left for a fine bottle of Champagne.
Champagne CocktailsSplurge on some expensive bubbly for this sophisticated beverage. Because the only other ingredients added are sugar cubes and bitters, you won't be masking the flavor of the wine.
Creamy Crab and Caviar ParfaitsCaviar is the iconic big-ticket ingredient, so why stop with just spooning it onto crackers? Layer it with fresh crabmeat and a creamy wasabi dressing for an impressive first course dish.
Caviar TartletsWhen the money's rollin' in, you just can't get enough caviar. Savor a few of these tasty little phyllo pastries with a glass of the finest wine.
Lemon- and Pepper-crusted Prime Rib Roast with Root VegetablesCelebrate your new-found fortune by hosting an elegant dinner party starring a succulent prime rib roast. It's a cut of beef that is definitely company-worthy. The shallot and potatoes that are roasted with the beef not only flavor the meat, but also serve as a side dish.
Champagne and Orange-Steamed Lobster TailsWhen money is no object, don't just sip Champagne–cook in it as well. Top sweet, tender lobster and crisp fennel with butter and sparkling wine, then steam in parchment paper packet for an elegantly simple entrée.
Horseradish-Mustard Beef TenderloinOnce you bite into a piece of melt-in-your-mouth beef tenderloin, you know it's worth every penny. And because the meat is the star, it's simply seasoned with a tangy coating of horseradish, mustard, and breadcrumbs.
Black Pepper Dungeness CrabFresh Dungeness crabmeat is not everyday fare, but after you taste this dish, you'll want it to be. The crabmeat is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, cilantro and honey–which is a nice departure from the usual white wine and lemon juice.
Lobster Risotto with Herb-rubbed Beef TenderloinThis ultimate "surf-and-turf" dish features savory herb-flavored beef tenderloin served alongside risotto packed with fresh lobster pieces. As long as you're exceeding your usual grocery budget, go for top-dollar Parmesan cheese in the risotto–Parmigiano Reggiano.
Chocolate-Espresso Torte with Raspberry SauceYou say the word "indulge" and we hear "chocolate". And not just any chocolate, but rich bittersweet chocolate combined with espresso, butter and sugar in a flourless cake topped with fresh berries.