The New Year’s Eve Menu
This New Year’s Eve we’re enjoying party food, with or without a party. As long as there are appetizers aplenty and the bubbly is flowing, it’s going to be a fun time.
START WITH CHAMPAGNE
One of the great things about New Year’s Eve is that it’s a champagne holiday. That means no fussing at the bar, and the hardest choice you make all night is: pink flutes or fluted flutes?
Bright and acidic sparkling wines like champagne beg to be enjoyed with something salty and snacky.
Potato Chips with Caviar and Crème Fraîche
A classic and incontrovertibly delicious combo, this simple yet luxurious canapé is one of our favorites. If you’re not up for frying your own chips, use your go-to kettle-cooked chip.
Parmesan and Thyme Cheese Straws
Homemade cheese straws may sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but these come together quickly and easily.
When in doubt, arrange delicious little morsels on a stunning board and call it a night.
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
The beet gives color, while the acidic vinegar brings a tangy bite. These will go really fast, so make a bunch.
If you’re looking for a more substantial menu but still want to keep the party-food feel, these recipes will deliver both flavor and fun.
Chicken Schnitzel on a Stick
Tenders dredged in a mustard-beer bath. Dipped in crispy panko bread crumbs. Fried until perfectly golden brown. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon to go to another level.
Great as is with tortilla chips, but even better fully loaded with salsa, guacamole, and cooked chorizo or soyrizo on top just before serving.
Make the shrimp paste in the morning so all you have to do is quickly pan-fry the bread and broil before serving.
CAFFEINE WITH THE ASSIST
Because some of us just can’t make it to midnight without help.
Spiced Coffee and Tonic
This coffee-meets-soda combines subtle sweetness along with warm spices and bitter chicory coffee.
CLEAN UP NICE
Get a head start on those resolutions and take a sustainable approach to tidying up.