This do-ahead party pairs sophisticated desserts with sparkling wines for a new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The best parties are as much fun for the hosts as they are for the guests—like this dessert buffet for 20. Cooks will get a kick out of the recipes, which take sweet classics and give them a modern spin by adding something savory—a fresh herb, sea salt, cheese. The idea gets even more interesting when the desserts are paired with a variety of sparkling wines: These are eye-opening matches. And since all the sweets can be made ahead, there’s no worry about getting left in the kitchen while your friends are having all the fun.