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innovative Christmas menus?

lucia | | Dec 15, 2004 09:13 AM

I'm literally fed up with turkey and all its trimmings and want to do something different for Christmas dinner.

Looking for ideas. We'll have a smallish group (4-6) for dinner, so pretty open to ideas.

I'm thinking of recreating a great dish I had at D'Artagnan before it closed: browned quail stuffed with prunes and chestnuts, with a port wine sauce. I basically want an elegant presentation, not too much food. Maybe a Stilton/pear salad to start.

Not sure, though. One guest is somewhat fussy, but I'm trying not to censor my choices based on that.

Is anyone doing anything different, light, slightly untraditional, or of a unique tradition?