Grand Christmas Menu

Celebrate in style with this elegant Christmas dinner modeled after the fancy multi-course meals served at opulent hotels during the holidays in the early 1900s. Admittedly, if you want to make this whole menu, you have some work ahead of you. If you're all about easy entertaining, you might prefer to simply bake a glazed ham, cook a vegetable, and create some (insanely delicious) Christmas crack for dessert. No one will be disappointed with that! But the classic, refined flavors and appearance of this dinner are well worth the effort if you're up for creating a truly splendid holiday meal.

First up, oysters, briny and bracing with a Prosecco mignonette; the sparkling wine gives the classic vinegar and shallot sauce a little festive fizz.