Gather around the table to share a special dinner with loved ones on Christmas. A crown roast for the adults and peppermint profiteroles for the kids, followed by a plate of cookies for Santa – this menu is sure to please kids from one to 92. Use our recipes and entertaining tips to create a memorable holiday celebration at home.
Begin the meal with a warm, comforting bowl of creamy cauliflower soup with toppings of crisp pancetta and toasted bread crumbs, fit for a special occasion. Accompany with a colorful salad combining endive, cranberries and candied walnuts for seasonal starters guests will love.
For the main course, a crown roast of pork is the ultimate holiday entree, perfect for making a beautiful presentation and serving a hungry crowd. A savory stuffing of apples and hazelnuts takes our version to the next level. Pair with a bowl of zesty broccoli rabe, brightened up with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and a sprinkling of dried currants.
Individual desserts make for an elegant end to any meal. Our miniature pear-almond pies star juicy d’Anjou pears with just the right amount of warm spice — delicious with a scoop of toasted almond-spice ice cream.
- Asymmetrical table arrangements can be unexpectedly lovely, and they create an inviting look. A rustic vase filled with branches of red berries adds just the right amount of height; a single candle adds an understated, cozy glow.
- If place card holders seem too formal, try placing a single party cracker on each place setting for a lively start to the meal. Filled with charms, written jokes and other trinkets, guests will have something to take home and remember the evening.
- Mix and match patterns in similar colors. Our solid gold chargers are the perfect complement to painted Christmas plates and golden toile linens.
- A tray makes it easy to carry glasses of wine from the kitchen or bar area to the table. Glasses with a touch of metallic color feel especially festive.