Diner de Noël – Christmas Dinner

The evening after the “Réveillon,” which is Christmas Day, there was another French family dinner – less formal but equally delicious as the one the night before.  This festivity started with sipping champagne at 8 p.m., with hors d’ouvres of spiced olives and smoked salmon toasts.  Gifts were opened around 9:30, and then dinner was served:  entrée, plat, and dessert – less food than the previous evening’s six-course meal which was a good (literally & figuratively)!

I suppose my New Year’s resolution should be to eat less or drink less champagne – pas possible! 🙂

Poinsettia rouge

Poinsettia rouge

table

Boudin (sausage) with apple & fig

Boudin (sausage) with apple & fig

Magret de canard (duck) with orange sauce & chestnuts

Magret de canard (duck) with orange sauce & chestnuts

Vanilla ice cream with creme de marron (chestnut glaze)

Vanilla ice cream with creme de marron (chestnut glaze)

Pontsettia blanche

Pontsettia blanche

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