From an Italian-influenced Christmas meal to an elegant New Year's Eve dinner, here are fantastic holiday menus.
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Scott Conant's Global Christmas Dinner
When Manhattan chef Scott Conant makes Christmas dinner, the menu honors his mother’s Italian background—but also his father’s New England heritage and his wife’s Turkish roots. Oh, and there’s a Dominican-inspired cake, too.
Even with children, restaurants and a singular commitment to revitalizing his home city of New Orleans, star chef John Besh finds time to create a fantastic Christmas dinner of semitraditional Southern dishes for family and friends.
New York chef Fabio Trabocchi grew up humbly in Italy, yet he and his family always ate extremely well at Christmas. Today he makes many of the same marvelous holiday dishes, including a succulent pork rib roast and a creamy lasagna.
F&W Best New Chef Gabriel Kreuther prepares several amazing dishes for a holiday party, including a twist on tarte flambée, a traditional Alsatian tart, and a frozen nougat studded with dried cranberries, apricots, and candied orange rind.