This festive menu is a chef's dinner adapted for a home cook who is comfortable in the kitchen. The main courses offered here -lamb or duck- are not overly hard to master, and are great dishes to have in your repertoire. I've provided suggestions for side vegetables as well.
As with all multiple course meals, the idea is to savor it slowly, with ample pauses between acts. This dinner can -and should- take a couple of hours to eat from first course to after-dinner drinks.
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