Consider this easy, refreshing, colorful menu for a lunch or brunch.
The salmon can be fixed as much as a day ahead, though it tastes best if poached just a few hours before serving. The only real last-minute work is tossing the romaine lettuce into the pasta salad. (It’s worth it--the crunch is absolutely delicious.) The no-bake lemon cheese tart can be frozen up to one month.
Start off with Prosecco, an Italian sparkling white wine. It’s a wonderful substitute for Champagne, lighter-tasting and a good value. Add a few drops of cassis for a Kir or orange juice for a Mimosa.