12.20.2010

Christmas Menu

I've been trying to pull together a menu concept for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year it's uber easy 'cause it's just the two of us and Benny. And Benny gets chicken and lots of cuddles, so he's set.

I think I have the main structure of the menu arranged in my mind...

Christmas Eve Menu
  • marinated anchovy fillets - octopus in olive oil and lemon - seafood salad
  • Maine chowder mini-cups
  • yellow fin tuna fillets in dill butter
  • mashed potatoes with a lemon juice and olive oil emulsion
  • English pudding flambe and table cream
  • spumante
Christmas Day Breakfast
  • cappuccino 
  • English muffins
  • lemon curd and clotted cream
Christmas Day Menu
  • marinated anchovy fillets - octopus in olive oil and lemon - seafood salad
  • roasted mini lamb shank
  • mashed potato croquettes
  • panettone with gianduia filling
  • spumante
There may be tweaks between now and then, but it's pretty much set right now, methinks.