This year, as revelers reach a fevered pitch at crowded New Year’s parties, we’ll set off fireworks in our own kitchen by creating and feasting on an oh-so-decadent menu. Why wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year? We’ll pop the Champagne and count down early with deliriously fun party favors and a toast to Auld Lang Syne. Or, if you prefer a more private celebration to ring in the New Year, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to host the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration in your own home.
SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Making a vinaigrette; preparing gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; grilling shrimp and testing for doneness; searing and roasting beef tenderloin; testing beef for doneness; resting and carving beef; making a classical emulsion sauce; preparing a decadent vegetable dish that will become a family favorite; making the ultimate chocolate dessert; caramelizing sugar with a blow torch.