Delicious vegan Christmas recipe ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and we have only one thing in mind: the possibility of the beautiful moments that we will spend with our loved ones and friends, about the festive meals and appetizers that await us. If you’re putting the finishing touches on your holiday menus, but are running out of ideas… consider these delicious vines!

These delicious little dishes are perfect for getting celebrations off to a delicious start: they can be served as appetizers or hors d’oeuvres, or become the protagonists of festive buffets and appetizers.

So, how about making recipes for Christmas vines that will delight your guests at the first bite? Discover our gourmet range and bet on unexpected and original combinations of flavors to prepare different and always gourmet appetizers.

Verrines: Everything you need to know

Invented in the 90’s, Firenze is a gourmet solution for serving our dishes. The concept is simple: instead of serving a plate or dish on a traditional plate, they’re served inside a small, transparent cup, in small portions. If possible, we try to play with the colors and consistency of the different ingredients of the dish, to create several visible layers within the vine.
The great advantage of vine is that it can be prepared in advance, is very pretty to look at and allows you to savor many flavors and dishes in small quantities.

Most of the dishes and preparations can be served in the vineyards, we just have to unleash our culinary creativity! However, there are some small tips that can make a difference when preparing it. Here are our tips.

Bet on lightness: whether served as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal, the vines must remain light, to leave room for all the other delights. Don’t over layer the ingredients, simplicity is always appreciated, even at Christmas!

Choose the most suitable form of verrines: the smallest will be perfect for a buffet, and the cups can serve as an aperitif or an appetizer. And if you are serving hot soup or soup in a vineyard, you can use small cups.
Now, on to your stove: Here are some ideas for hot and cold Christmas vines.

Cool Christmas ideas

Avocado and shrimp verrines

Avocado and shrimp verrines

Simple and quick to make, but always appreciated: Avocado and Shrimp French Fries are a great classic for holiday buffets and dinner appetizers! They can also be served as a light, gourmet appetizer, to prepare the stomach for the rest of the (hearty) Christmas meal. Here is the recipe to follow to prepare them for your guests.

Verrines of panna cotta with goat cheese

Do you know panna cotta? It is a delicious and creamy Italian dessert, made with cream and topped with a nice layer of raspberry coulis. This dish can also be prepared in a savory version with goat cheese, and can be well prepared in small portions, inside individual vines. Find out the recipe for our version of Savory Panna Cotta with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes by clicking here.

White gazpacho cups

Also known as SalmorejoWhite gazpacho is a specialty from southern Spain, made with almonds and garlic. With its strong taste, it is ideal to be served in small portions. Click here for an easy recipe.

Verrines of squid rice

A delicious tartare of finely chopped squid, enriched with capers and served with a herb sauce: an explosion of flavors that will delight your guests’ taste buds, to be served in individual vines. The recipe for preparing this delicacy is here.

Crab-avocado verrine

Another tree is flavored with iodine, which combines crab meat and avocado, and is served on a bed of Japanese-style vinegared rice. These little bites of tartar in a vine will be perfect to start your Christmas meal with all greed: here’s the recipe.

Ideas for warm Christmas vines

hot verrines

Verrines of endive velouté with bacon

A “poor” ingredient like chicory can transform into refined velvety, rich with the salty taste of crunchy bacon. Served on a vine, this gourmet soup will be the perfect start to your Christmas Eve meal. Here is the easy recipe to make at home.

Verrines of chestnut velouté with duck breast

Velvety softness that combines the slightly sweet taste of chestnuts, the acidic taste of orange peel and the intense, unique taste of duck breast. The result is mouthwatering and lends itself perfectly to serving at the beginning of a festive meal. Click here to discover the recipe for Velvety Chestnuts with Duck Breast.

Verrines of chestnuts and Jerusalem artichokes with chorizo ​​and apple

More chestnuts, but with Jerusalem artichokes for another delicious velouté, this time accompanied by chorizo ​​and sliced ​​apple. Served in a vine, a few bites of this comforting soup will be enough to warm the taste buds and hearts of your guests. Find the recipe here.

Verrines of truffle soup of polenta

For an upscale and unique botanical bloom, try this Polenta Truffle Soup recipe, created by Chef Edouard Loubet. Exceptional ingredients for a recipe worthy of the New Year’s Eve meal!

Finally, if you are a fan of verrines, you can also serve the desserts in bite sized pieces! Click here to discover all of our gourmet recipes for sweet vines, To end the meal gently.

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