This is the story path required for the Merchant. He will request 5 gold-star Dinners to be delivered to him so he can appease the Royal Court. A dinner will then be added as a recipe to your cooking table where you will combine an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert together. The best suggestion would be buying gold-star Onion Rings from Horadrim, making gold-star Hamburgers and Cake, and putting all of those together. The cakes and burgers are the easiest meals you could make at this point, probably, that have gold-star quality AND give you the highest boost to the likelihood of making a gold-star dinner.