Once a year I call or write to the mother of my best friend when I was at university. This communication takes place at Christmas every year and this is our 28th year of staying in touch. As always, Jacqueline, who is French and lives in Grenoble, talked me through the menu for today. This is what she made for her guests. Only in France:
Kir royal with amuse-geules
Smoked salmon with salad leaves and toasts with caviar butter
Roasted sea bass with a garlic cream sauce
Bûche de noel with raspberries
This menu is very close to Heaven for me.
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