Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve Dinner

We are in Lyon for a month and if December is the worst time to be in France weather-wise (this year especially), it is one of the best as far as eating goes. Sophisticated meals are de rigueur to celebrate Christmas with the family. And as the family grows, we get to celebrate multiple times...

We spent Christmas Eve with my parents, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin and grand mother. My Mom and Dad cooked this splendid dinner:



Smoked salmon on warm blini; tzatziki; mâche; cod egg tarama


Guinea hen, cooked whole in white wine and chicken broth with honey, raisins and chestnuts
served with mashed pumpkin


French cheese (these four and six or seven more)
with bread


Orange slices, Grand-Marnier marinated dates and prunes, passion fruit sherbet
served with macaroons from Rolancy


After dinner we realised that Santa had come by...

4 comments:

Guillaume said...

Devrais-je écrire ici en français ou en anglais? Hmmmm...bon, je me lance en français: j'ai découvert ce blogue par hasard, en cherchant une recette d'omelette pour Pâques. J'ai lu l'entrée sur le sujet avec fascination et j'ai décidé de revenir. D'habitude, je ne suis pas les blogues de cuisine, mais celui-ci a une dimension culturelle qui lui donne de la profondeur.

Estelle said...

Beau compliment... Merci ! :-)

Guillaume said...

Mais de rien...Et je m'en vais de ce pas lire le nouveau billet.

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