Chef David Burke's Ideal Holiday Meal

Many of us want to impress our guests during the holidays, and what better way to do so than with a menu developed by a James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur? David Burke discusses his ideal three-course holiday dinner, and some of his choices may surprise you.

Burke, known for some of his more innovative dishes and artistic plating, starts traditional with some hors d'oeuvres and provides a menu that you can recreate at home to make this your best holiday party yet.

Instead of serving a traditional Christmas turkey or roasted chicken, Burke has his own thoughts on which type of bird should make it onto your holiday table and shares just how to prepare it to maximize your flavors.

If you have a sweet tooth, you may find yourself drooling over some of Burke's dessert suggestions. His last one, though, may also surprise you. Burke suggests taking an old holiday "favorite" — if you can call it that — and revamping it.

In addition to his belly-filling tips, Burke provides some top-notch holiday dating advice as well.

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