Ring In the New Year

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I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming of a new year than with good food and great friends.  Here’s a menu for an elegant New Years Eve, or any other worthy occasion.

I’d recommend pairing a dry, white wine such as a Dry Gewürztraminer with the hors d’ouvres, salad and soup courses.  For the entree, try a full-bodied Merlot.  If you’re still feeling adventurous, pop the cork on a bottle of Brut Champagne with dessert.