After 2 December birthdays, Christmas Eve and then Christmas I'm almost cooked out, but now it's time to plan our NYE dinner party. We'll have 6 guests coming from out of town and spending the night with a NY day birthday to consider as well.
I'll probably be reusing some of the recipes I've used for other guests this month, and so far I'm working with these ideas. Input is greatly appreciated!
Amuse bouche of scallops (did a chili and thyme recipe that was good, but open for other ideas)
Cajun inspired seafood bisque made with crayfish (tiny cups)
Pan grilled brosme (a white fish similar to cod) on locally grown pearl spelt risotto
Salad with dried fruit and nuts
Individual beef wellingtons with some kind of potato (I have some homegrown baby reds I'd like to use)
4-5 local cheeses, crackers and homemade figs and/or other conserves
Baked Alaska (maybe)
"Night food" (a Danish tradition, usually lobster bisque or asparagus soup) of pork rillettes, sourdough bread slides, mustard and cornichons and chocolates for after the champagne toast
Brunch (birthday) next day
Warm winter fruit compote
Eggs Benedict with homemade English muffins
Epicurious double chocolate (birthday) cake