Indulgent Recipes for an Intimate Holiday Feast

The festive menu includes acorn squash agrodolce, beef tenderloin, white chocolate panna cotta and an espresso martini.

Espresso Martini with Steeped Espresso


Photography by Angel Tucker; styling by Nik Delfino of Easy Entertaining; place settings from Party Rental Ltd.

2 cups espresso, steeped
2 cups vodka, unflavored or vanilla
1 cup coffee liqueur
¼ cup chocolate-covered
espresso beans

Steeped Espresso:
1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise
Orange rind
V tsp crushed red pepper
½ cinnamon stick
Brew espresso over vanilla bean, orange rind, crushed red pepper and cinnamon stick. Let sit for 4 hours or overnight.

Martini time:
Shake steeped espresso, vodka and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice and strain into chilled glasses. Garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Makes 8 cocktails.


Not the cooking type? Team up with the Providence catering company to order a pre-cooked family-style feast for pickup and heat it up at home on the holiday. Easy Entertaining is also offering pre-packaged appetizer bento boxes and multi-course meals for guests to enjoy together virtually over Zoom. Go to for ordering details and prices for all meal packages.