Recipes and Food Styling by Tara Bench
The creative touches in every one of these family-pleasing favorites will delight the adults at your table and tempt even the pickiest little eaters to dig in. And the rich tones of the repast -- the ruddy wine-glazed onions, the gold-colored gratin, the deep brown of the roast, and more -- will set off your seasonal decor while making the dishes look as good as they taste. When you reach the showstopping desserts, you'll know you've offered your friends and family the most memorable holiday meal ever.
Serves 8 to 10
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Kitchen cue: To save time, have the butcher cut and tie the roast.