When I was younger, I loved going to New Year's Eve parties or out to eat, but now I prefer to skip the crowds and hassles. Give this menu a try and you'll agree that staying at home with a delicious dinner just for the two of you is the perfect beginning to a new year.
This crisp, refreshing salad sets the stage for the dinner to come. Paper thin fennel, celery and red onion, tossed in a simple vinaigrette, are a delicious accompaniment to the rich duck breast (Or, if you like, serve it after the entree, French style). Another delightful first course is savory roasted red pepper soup.