Although we are a family of beach lovers, there is something magical about getting together with our friends for a warm and cozy winter evening. When the temperature drops and the ground is covered in snow, it’s difficult to not feel full of joy sitting by a roaring fire with a group of special people.
While the main point of a winter warm-up dinner is for you and your guests to be comfy and relaxed, this doesn’t mean preparing only simple recipes. There’s something special about spending that little extra time in the kitchen. But rest assured that the dishes we’ve shared here can cook in the background while you and your guests relax. The aromas of the rich, decadent courses will fill your home, creating the perfect atmosphere for a long evening of great conversation.
Whether it’s a formal dinner party or a relaxed winter gathering with friends, this menu will fit any occasion!
By Sebastien Centner
Three canapés that can be made ahead of time: Baguette with a variety of spreads, Cranberry Baked Brie, and Gourgères.
Fresh out of the oven
Ham + Béchamel Baked Tomatoes. A delicious way to begin your meal, and a visual reminiscent of a classic red tree ornament!
When you picture the perfect winter meal, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better-fitting main course than a Boeuf Bourguignons.
Dame Blanche (French vanilla ice cream with dark chocolate sauce) is one of the most universally loved winter desserts!
Food styling by @eatertainment – www.eatertainment.com
Find these recipes and more in Eatertainment – a guide to effortless entertaining by Seb & Sheila Centner!