My Ideal Dinner Buffet for a Chic and Cheap New Year's Eve!

Barely out of the Christmas festivities, we already have to organize our New Year's Eve ...

No question of spending the twelve strokes of midnight in the kitchen, I anticipate my meal by preparing a buffet dinner!

Christmas with the family, then New Year's Eve with friends… precious and warm moments, but also a lot of culinary work.

Also, to enjoy my last evening of the year, I anticipate and I suggest some ideas for a cheap dinner buffet in color and flavor for December 31 ...

Look at the menu:

recipe for an aperitif dinner for New Years Eve

1. Rolls of smoked salmon with goat cheese

recipe for salmon rolls with fresh goat cheese

Ingredients for 12 people

- 12 slices of smoked salmon

- 400 g of Saint Môret type fresh cheese

- 2 lemons

- 1 tray of cherry tomatoes

- 1 green salad

- dill

- chives

- 10 cl of olive oil

- 1 tablespoon of heavy cream

- toothpicks

How to do

1. Squeeze the two lemons.

2. In a deep dish, put the lemon juice and olive oil.

3. Place the slices of smoked salmon previously cut in 2 or 3 depending on their size.

4. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

5. In a large dish, place the salad leaves, previously washed and wrung out, over the entire surface of the dish, letting a few leaves overflow on the outside.

6. Wash the tomatoes, cut them in half and place them on the salad.

7. Mix the fresh goat cheese and the crème fraîche.

8. Wash and finely chop the dill and chives.

9. Add them to the goat cheese and mix.

10. Spread the smoked salmon slices with this mixture.

11. Roll the salmon slices into cones or small logs.

12. Arrange them nicely all around the dish then finish in the center.

13. Refrigerate while waiting to serve.

Foie gras

plate of foie gras for a chic New Year's Eve


- 2 blocks of foie gras of approximately 300 g

- lamb's lettuce

- cherry tomatoes

- nuts

- slices of bread (with nuts, figs ...)

- 12 slices of smoked duck breast

- nut oil

- coarse salt, pepper

How to do

1. Prepare 12 small plates.

2. In each plate, place the washed and drained salad leaves.

3. Arrange the washed, wiped and halved cherry tomatoes.

4. Sprinkle with shelled walnuts.

5. Drizzle with walnut oil

6. Add the slices of smoked duck breast.

7. Cut 12 thin slices of foie gras and place them on the salad.

8. Sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper.

Roast beef and cold meats tease each other

a plate of cold cuts for a cheap New Year's Eve

Ingredients for 12 people

- 1 beef roast 1.5 kg

- 12 slices of cooked superior ham

- 12 slices of Italian cured ham

- 840 g of rosette chiffonade

- 10 slices of chorizo

- 1 jar of pickles

- 40 g of butter

- 1 clove of garlic

- salt and pepper

How to do

preparation of a roast beef for a chic and economical New Year's Eve

1. Preheat the oven to 240 ° C.

2. Peel the garlic clove and cut it into thin strips.

3. Using a sharp knife, prick the meat and each time slip a piece of garlic into it.

4. Brush the roast beef with butter and place in an ovenproof dish.

5. Put it in the oven and let it sear for 5 minutes.

6. Lower the temperature to 220 °.

7. Cook 45 min for rare meat, 50 min for more mature meat.

8. Once cooked, take the roast beef out of the oven and place it on a sheet of aluminum foil.

9. Salt and pepper, close the sheet of aluminum foil and let the meat rest for 5 min.

10. Cut into thin slices.

11. Lay the roast beef slices lightly on top of the outside edge of a large dish to form a rosette.

12. Roll the slices of ham and arrange them in the same way, slightly below the roast beef.

13. Do the same with the raw ham and then the chorizo.

14. In the center, place the rosette chiffonade and leave a small place in the heart to put some pickles.

Salad and cheese go hand in hand

a delicious cheese platter to end a chic and economical New Year's Eve dinner


- 2 beautiful lettuces

- 1 cheese board

How to do

1. In a salad bowl, place the salad leaves washed and drained beforehand.

2. Prepare a small vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a dash of mustard.

3. On a cheese board, place a few lettuce leaves and ideally place 4 or 5 cheeses (Camembert, Emmenthal, Roquefort and goat cheese, for example).

A little touch of sweet?

I opt for a fruit basket. No prep work, freshness, and a little less calories!

In a pretty basket, I have clementines, kiwis, apples, lychees or even pears. Simple and delicious, seasonal fruits will be very appreciated at the end of the meal.

Bonus tip

bright christmas decoration with pine cones

I take particular care of the table where I will put all my food: candles, pine cones picked up during a walk or a little silver or gold spray to enhance my dinner buffet.

And here's a cold buffet that didn't cost you a fortune on New Year's Eve.

Your turn...

It would be a shame not to do so for such an opportunity. Do you also like this formula? I look forward to your ideas and tips in the comments ...

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