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 w/gourmet nibbles in front of the fire. At table: foie gras fresh figs and sweet Sauternes wine 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 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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