For an aperitif before lunch or dinner, Julia often served
the classic Kir Royale – champagne with a splash of black current of raspberry liqueur in a flute glass. This is the favorite cocktail of the Hill Team.
I love that she presents her champagne with nothing to accompany it.
We generally offer a dish of salted cashews or one of Maralyn’s seasoned pecan recipes (See the Big Blend holiday issue).