A Classy Christmas Dinner Menu

Dec 23 2011 - 4:07am

Still looking for an elegant dinner to ring in this Dec. 25? Look no further; we've put together a Christmas party plan that's stunningly simple — yet its festive flavors will leave everyone incredibly impressed. Our favorite item? The chocolate beet cake at the end of the meal. It's a delicious surprise that'll create a wonderful talking point around the dinner menu. For more Christmas fodder, keep reading.

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The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird cocktail [2] is bubbly, flowery, and refreshing. It's the best way to start off the festivities!

Mulled Manhattan

For those guests who want something slightly more powerful, a mulled manhattan [3] is a wonderfully festive cocktail.

Goat Cheese- and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates

Dates stuffed with goat cheese and pistachios [4] are a great vegetarian alternative to bacon-wrapped dates.

Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta

A flavorful and elegant appetizer is mushroom and brie bruschetta. [5] Your guests won't be able to stop eating this one.

Antipasti Skewers

These antipasti skewers [6] incorporate a little of everything – sausage, artichokes, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.

Porchetta Roast

Porchetta roast [7] is sure to be the star of your Christmas dinner table.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Provide your guests with a crisp and delicious salad filled with shredded brussels sprouts and kale. [8]

Green Beans With Caramelized Onions

This simple, classic side dish doesn't take much preparation. Green beans with caramelized onions [9] accompany your main porchetta roast perfectly.

Mashed Rutabagas

Mashed rutabagas [10] are an interesting side dish. The vegetable is flavorful and your guests will surely enjoy it.

Chocolate Beet Cake

This chocolate beet cake [11] is interesting, moist, and completely delicious. Trust us on this one, you'll love it.

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