Elegant Christmas Dinner

Dinner Parties, Entertain, Holidays, Menu Ideas, On the Table

Create an unforgettable Christmas dinner this year with a timeless table and luxurious feast. Festive martinis, prime rib and a stunning layered dessert take this holiday tradition to the next level for an unforgettable celebration — our recipes and tips will show you how.




Set a festive tone at the beginning of the evening by offering guests something colorful to sip. Our cranberry martinis will do the trick (and with only a handful of ingredients, they’re easy to mix). Serve with a platter of smoked salmon on toast points, a classic and beautiful hors d’oeuvre for entertaining.


Once seated, treat guests to a series of special occasion-worthy courses. Our layered pasta with crab and broccolini is sure to impress, starring the season’s anticipated Dungeness crabs. A salad of blood oranges, fennel and hazelnuts follows perfectly, cutting the richness of the pasta and creating a colorful presentation.


For the main course, a roast of herb-crusted prime rib is a dramatic centerpiece. Served with a spicy horseradish cream sauce, the dish is flavorful and satisfying, yet surprisingly simple to prepare. Pair it with a couple of vegetable sides — crisp-tender fingerling potatoes and haricots verts with a crunchy topping.


Layers of gingerbread-spice quickbread, lemon pastry cream and poached pears make up our holiday-inspired gingerbread trifle. Rustic but elegant, its warm and lively flavors are a wonderful way to end the meal.


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One comment about “Elegant Christmas Dinner

  1. Jocelyne Benoît

    I own one of your cookbooks «Home bake comfort» and enjoy every page.

    Thank you for offering recipes easy but still yumly.



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