The meal: Christmas Eve dinner.
The main course: roast prime rib
The company: good friends - 8 of us.
I have offered to bring dessert. And I'd like to make it really wonderful. Not just because it should be wonderful but because the hosts will appreciate the effort at elegance and wonderfulness. I have now come up with two possibilities. Vanilla bean panna cotta with fresh berries and balsamic drizzle OR poached pears with bittersweet chocolate sauce and whipped cream or creme fraiche. If the former, I would bring a bottle of ice wine to go with it; if the latter, a nice bottle of port. So help! Which should I make? Or any other ideas? I'm caught in a web of my own inability to decide.