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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas (or merry whatever holiday you chose to celebrate- Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanzaa etc.) readers.  I’m off to cook.  Here’s the Christmas Eve Menu.  We were trying to keep it lower key:


First Course: Cheese Plate

  • – American Cream Cheese with homemade Green and Red Pepper Jelly
  • – Polder Gold (aged goat cheese from the Netherlands)
  • – Aged Asagio

Second Course:

 Insalate Di Pompelmo e Avacado (Italian Grapefruit and Avocado salad)

 Wine for first two courses:  2005 Domaine Carneros Methode Champenoise by Taittinger (92WS)

Third Course:

 Tuscan Bean and Farro Soup w/ Cabbage and Winter Squash

 Homemade Ciabatta Bread

 Wine:  1998 Penfold’s Bin 389

 Dessert Course:

 Homemade Assorted Seasonal Treats:

        – decorated cutout Christmas cookies

        – dark chocolate peppermint cookies

        – almond joy cookies

        – Viennese crescent cookies

        – Kate’s fudge

        – homemade salted almond bark


Wine:  Hardy’s Whisker’s Blake Tawny Port NV (RP95)

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!  Here is our Christmas Day dinner that will be served at stately Fred Manor:

Christmas 2007 Menu


Cheese and Fruit Plate

Col del Sole Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry N.V.



Apple and Chestnut Soup

Francois Chidaine Tuffeaux Montlouis 2005



Sedano Di Verona Alla Francese

[French-style Celery Root Salad]

Francois Chidaine Tuffeaux Montlouis 2005




Apple-Sage Sausage and Mushroom Crêpes

1996 Clos du Marquis St. Julien

1998 Ravenswood Icon, Sonoma County



Tarte Tartin, With Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927

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