New Years Eve menu 2006
This is an idea for a New Years Eve menu. This is a flavorful menu that I feel is appropriate for winding up the year.
Toast with Smoked Salmon
Roman style gnocchi
Italian Meat Loaf
Panettone Cake topped
with Orange Cream
Lentils with Boiled sausage like Cotechino or Zampone
This menus is easy since so much of it can be prepared ahead of time
leaving you, the cook, with more time to enjoy your family and/or guests.
The gnocchi alla romana can be prepared few hours before and
refrigerate until it’s time to bake them.
The meat loaf also can be cooked one or two hours ahead and then
warmed up slowly at dinner time. If it gets too dry add a tiny bit of milk.
The spinach can be boiled also the day before and be prepared in the
With the appetizer serve Prosecco. Then I’d suggest a Bianco di Custoza with the Gnocchi. With the Italian Meat Loaf a Bardolino and finally with dessert a Moscato d’Asti. Of course, a sparkling wine for midnight!
This is a flavorful and delicate meal. Take your time serving it so your guests can chat and enjoy the moment. Here at home I start serving around 9 pm and we take our time so that we eat dessert around 11 pm. This gives everyone an hour or so to digest and make room for Lentils at midnight.