A (not so) little Christmas get together

Last Christmas we decided to throw a little Christmas dinner. And since we can't do anything that isn't over the top and extravagant I documented it for our personal archive. It was a wonderful evening. We invited a few of our dear friends and simply enjoyed ourselves. Have a look!

Vegetarian Christmas meal
We served an almost vegetarian three course dinner and lots of extras. I have been a vegetarian for years, but since we had some hardcore meat lovers we opted for one meat dish. Most of us drank wine, but only after a red Vermouth to start the appetite. 

This is what we served our guests:

Amuse
Mushroom caviar with crispy sage
Entree
Salad of chicory with blood orange, mozzarella and croutons
Main course
Risotto with fennel and lemon, pork roast with a creamy mushroom sauce, green seasonal veggies, green asparagus with bread crumb, red cabbage with apples, tomato red onion salad
Dessert
Chocolate cake with ganache and forest fruits

The details are the design
The table was styled in a seventies Christmas feel. Including a red table cloth, starry napkins and branches of pine tree. We didn't have enough glasses, plates and other ceramics to give everyone the same setup so I made two tables with slightly different table wear. I was really happy we could show off the vintage Champagne coupe glasses (gold rim). The simple water decanter (with also the gold rim) was upgraded with a crimson ribbon. You don't need much to style your table. Some star shaped cookies, hand written nameplates, pine cones and you're ready to go! 

To wrap it up
To top it off we had coffee & tea that we served with chocolate truffle bonbons and a dessert liqueur. Between courses we surprised our guests with presents that were "hidden" under our extravagant Christmas tree. Isn't it the best to give and share?