27 December 2016

En famille

A Christmas Day Lunch

All over France, Christmas Day lunch is a quiet family affair. I love it all, from helping create the menu and set the table to the long conversations that extend into the evening.

On the menu: apéritifs / gourmet nibbles in front of the fire. At table: foie gras fresh figs starter, roasted confit de canard and wild mushrooms, mixed salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and orange, farm cheeses. Green apple sorbet verrines with vodka and fresh mint made a light prelude to the traditional yule log cake. And to finish up properly, espresso and tea were followed by an assortment of digestifs. - BPJ

Above: a different wine for each course; a brother-in-law takes over in the kitchen; table set for ten

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