This hearty midwinter's meal showcases the bounty of the season and pairs especially well with a crackling fire.
Photo: Jim Franco
The sign of a successful dinner party isn't necessarily a scraped-clean plate. Rather, it's the unapologetic lingering that follows a satisfying meal—the warm, fuzzy, let's-stay-a-little-longer glow that stems from good conversation (and, okay, good wine). Consider this casually elegant four-course menu a delicious backdrop for just that.