Christmas is a time for families to spend time together, and no family gathering can be considered complete without a luxury Christmas dinner menu on offer. Regardless of your taste preferences, there are sure to be at least a few of the options below that will satisfy your palate – and those of your guests.
The idea of appetizers is usually to provide guests with a little something to ‘fill the hole’ while they are waiting for the main meal to be served. A few great options that will awaken everyone’s palates include a baked artichoke dip with veggie crudités, oysters seasoned with mignonette, sautéed black olives with cherry tomatoes, and sesame seed crackers with avocado or cream cheese dip, bacon-wrapped dates or mini crab salad canapes.
Roast with Veggies
Although this may seem like a ‘boring traditional’ option for Christmas dinner, there is a reason why it has remained so popular for more than a century. However, just because you may have had roast turkey with all the trimmings last year, it doesn’t mean that you need to do so again this year. In fact, just about any large meat cut can be used as a roast, including a lamb leg roast, whole duck, gammon, ham, a full roast chicken or even the newest contender on the block – the highly popular turducken or three bird roast as it is sometimes known as, which consists of turkey, duck and chicken. Side items that can be enjoyed with this are roast potatoes, dumplings or any other vegetables.
With main Christmas dinners being quite large in most cases, it makes sense to round them off with somewhat smaller portions of dessert. Slices of apple pie and fresh cream or ice cream are usually a big hit, while a few more traditional options can be slices of fruit cake, mini mince pies or even portions of ginger pumpkin pudding cake. If there are kids who will be part of the celebrations, be sure to include some cookies that have been decorated with festively-colored icing or a few traditional gingerbread people.
Preparing a traditional Christmas dinner feast can be extremely stressful, especially if a large number of guests are being catered for. If you would like to be able to sit back and enjoy your Christmas dinner without having to worry about whether the turkey is fully cooked or there will be enough for everyone to eat, get in touch with us to see how we can help you plan the best meal ever.