New Year's Eve is always a chef’s challenge. Plan ahead and create a special New Year's Eve dinner or entertain numerousness hungry guests with a diversified New Year's Eve buffet and finger food. No matter what - for a successful preparation the key questions are: how many guests and which location or scope.
Since Christmas is mainly about classic recipes, New Year's Eve asks for creative ideas and chefs regarding food. Serve a themed menu or finger food e.g. "Spices of Orient". Spread good mood and surprise your guests with oriental deliciousness. For example, try our Fattoush salad or the Lemon chicken with cous cous salad.
Simple or a bit more time-consuming: there are no limits when it comes to finger food. How about Teriyaki chicken skewers combined with Coconut Chutney or Spiced Apricot Dip? You can also try some homemade popcorn to surprise your guests, roasted nuts or puff pastry with bacon and cheese. Create a New Year's Eve buffet menu your guests will talk about. To get more inspiration, also discover our tips and information on Gourmet fast food.
One of the most important ingredients on New Year's Eve is sparkling wine or Champagne. So pick up on this and give your New Year's Eve recipes a festive kick. Serve the fish course with Champagne sauce, refine your risotto with sparkling wine or create a sweet highlight at the end of your dinner menu with Prosecco-Zaibaione. Your guests will love it! (But keep in mind to let your guests know you are using alcohol in your dishes. Read more about allergens and additives here).
More ideas for New Year's Eve recipes
Here are some of our favorite recipes for you to indulge your guests during New Years Eve.
- Teriyaki glazed rice and vegetable skewers
- Cured venison with pickled garden vegetables
- Pan fried trout with almonds, spinach & confit tomatoes
- Sweet potato gnocchi with spring onions & goats cheese
- Raspberry Lime and Pistachio Posset
- Lemon verbena posset with curd filling
- Strawberry & cream parfait