Christmas is beloved and celebrated in countries across the globe but that doesn’t mean that it is observed the same way. A traditional Christmas dinner varies, and changes based on what country you visit, the region, or just family styles and traditions. The best part about embracing the differences between other traditions is that you can try the delicacies from each of those places. Traditional French Christmas dinner is not an exception, and it is one you do not want to miss out on.
The French are experts in elevating cuisine and making it a life-changing experience with every bite that you take. Since cooking is a part of the heartbeat of French culture, every bite seems to be made with love -- a French Christmas feast is no exception. Since a French Christmas is focused more on the food than the presents, there is no doubt that you will leave a French Christmas dinner indulged.
France celebrates Christmas on December 24th instead of Christmas Day. The menu is planned out weeks in advance and is ready for family and friends to gather around for a perfectly curated five-course meal.
The first course, “L’Apéro,” starts with small bites and champagne. This pre-dinner tradition is a special moment for people to snack, talk, and stir up an appetite for dinner.