This menu is luxury on a plate, featuring a show-stopping beef roast with a creamy morel mushroom sauce and chocolate soufflés.
This menu practically screams special occasion (and feeds a small crowd), starting with the salt-crusted standing rib roast. The crust blankets the roast while it cooks, sealing in all the juices and infusing the meat with flavor. The result is tender, perfectly medium-rare beef that’s seasoned all the way through. With a creamy sauce of dried morel mushrooms and Marsala wine, it’s luxury on a plate.
The menu is completed with winter vegetables at their best: A silky puréed cauliflower soup; rainbow chard and fennel sparkling with fresh lemon segments and Parmigiano shavings; and buttery little Yukon Gold potato cakes. Easy recipes, sophisticated results. Want something a little more casual? Try the dressed-down version of this menu.
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