By Trish Wesevich

 

Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself permission to bask in the delights of a lavish culinary holiday spread for friends and family to enjoy.  Create a manageable menu and then farm out what you can to local, artisan food producers to help pull it all off.

 

This memorable holiday menu is a delight to both eye and palate and provides something for everyone.  We utilized the fish monger & butcher at Central Market, the burratini from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, truffles and bark from Crave Artisan Chocolate, the beautifully crafted cookies from Meagan’s Artisan Cookies, and cakes from Holiday Flan Cakes to collaborate with and were thrilled with the results.

 

Arriving guests can sample the punch or start with a glass of Prosecco & Pomegranate juice, white or red wine.  Spreading the platters of food out on the island in the center of all the action allows guests to dine as they please.  Don’t be afraid to go fancy or keep it simple this holiday season.  What matters most is that we gather together.

 

 

 

The Menu

Burratini

Burratini drizzled with Balsamic Fig Confit & Marcona Almonds

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Charred Broccolini

Charred Broccolini atop Grilled Radicchio & Black Olives with  Lemony Garlic Sauce

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chicken dish

Fish in Tomato & Caper Broth

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red potato cups

Red Potato Cups with Sour Cream & Caviar on a Bed of Salt

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Beef Tenderloin

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream  & Shallot Sauce

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Holiday Flan Cakes – Chocolate & Almond and Vanilla & Pecan

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Truffle Bark

Crave Artisan Chocolate Truffles & Bark Platter

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christmas cookies

Meagan’s Artisan Cookies

 


Chef Trish Wesevich

Chef Trish Wesevich

 

 

About The Author

Trish Wesevich
Recipe/Editorial Contributor - 2013-Present

Chef Trish Wesevich is the owner and operator of Capital Kitchens in Austin, Texas and a contributing writer and recipe developer for Austin Food Magazine.

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