12 COURSE MEAL OF CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY MENU

To orchestrate a fancy multi course dinner party means hard work. The whole evening should be elegant and the dishes have to impress your guests. What should you serve to a chic dinner party that will wow everybody? Here are some ideas for a 12 Course Meal of Christmas dinner party.

  1. HORS D’ OEUVRES

There are tons of delectable bites that you can dish up. One great recipe to start off dinner is Baked Brie with Cranberry-Pecan Bacon Crumble. It is easy and a sure hit. Serving baked brie already comes with a wow factor. Kicking the wow factor up a notch is serving this baked cheese with homemade bread.

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  1. AMUSE BOUCHE

This delectable recipe is sophisticated and will definitely surprise and delight your diners. Whipping up this next course is simple yet could easily be on the menu of any fine dining restaurants. Marinated Salmon with Langoustines and Granny Smith Apples has a combination of flavors that would translate to the perfect bite.

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  1. SOUP

The next course is classy but so comforting that it will surely bring forth the holiday cheer. Tomato soup with goat cheese gnudi is refined and hearty.

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  1. APPETIZER

Next course should be appetizing to devour yet light enough to make diners want to start with their first main course. A tomato stuffed with goat cheese is the perfect appetizer.

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  1. SALAD

The salad in this course is meant to be simple so there should be no complicated toppings with this bed of greens. It is meant to encourage digestion and make room for the next courses to follow.

  1. FISH

The fish in this course may be served hot or cold and it is always paired with hard bread.

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  1. FIRST MAIN COURSE

White meat is usually served as the first course meal such as duck or chicken. Since turkey was the star last Thanksgiving, why not serve duck over chicken for a more elegant choice?

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  1. PALATE CLEANSER

It is meant to reset your taste buds and remove any after tastes from the previous course and to prepare yourself for the next main course. Water with lemon is a nice palate cleanser but to keep up with the fanciness of the whole sit down dinner, serve Prosecco instead.

  1. SECOND MAIN COURSE

Since the first one served was white meat, red meat is typically served in this course. Venison would up the ante in this sophisticated banquet.

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  1. CHEESE COURSE

A cheese platter is always a lovely treat especially when accompanied by a selection of breads and crackers and some chutneys, caramelized onions, etc.

  1. DESSERT

This is decadent course that is usually paired with a glass of wine, tea or coffee. Sometimes fruits and berries will suffice or most of the time, pastries are served with a glass of dry white wine. Try a more upscale approach to a gelatin like this delicious pomegranate terrine.

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  1. MIGNARDISE

This signals the end of the multi course dinner and a mignardise is usually a bite sized dessert paired with a glass of tea, coffee or even brandy or scotch.

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So ready your Santa belly for this 12 days of Christmas dinner party theme. What would you serve?

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