Nothing says drama like setting something on fire. Here, seven show-stopping flambéed recipes perfect for your next dinner party.
1. Crêpes Suzette
While restaurants traditionally make the buttery, orange-flavored sauce for this famous dessert tableside from start to finish, Jacques Pépin finds it easier to prepare largely in advance when entertaining. He flambés the liquor in front of his dinner guests and pours it over the platter of crêpes while still flaming.
2. Pineapple Foster
In this tropical dessert, pineapple spears are drizzled with rum then lit on fire for a deliciously caramelized flavor. It’s great on ice cream.