What will you serve before the clock chimes midnight, champagne corks fly and glasses clink? If your menu is undecided and your guest list unconfirmed, go big or go broke, with a selection of Michelin chef-inspired snacks.
They're a great way of adding flair to your evening, alongside the tried and tested festive finger foods, and range from simple umami deliciousness, to technically challenging but rewarding.
With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best snacks from Michelin-starred chefs, from easy Parmesan crackers, to more challenging crunchy chicken-skins filled with foie gras. Take your pick.
Turn Parmigiano rinds into satisfyingly snappy cheese crackers in literally 60 seconds, in this very simple recipe from sous chef Takahiko Kondo at Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura's three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Modena, Italy.
Whip up some of Massimo Bottura's favourite fried chicken in this exclusive recipe courtesy of his sous chef Takahiko Kondo at Osteria Francescana. Using leftover egg whites and potato starch to create sensationally crispy fried chicken, you can make the finger food everyone wants.
Post-Christmas is the perfect moment to try out chef Jessica Rosval's (Casa Maria Luigia) delicious empanada recipe, using leftover meat with added toasted almonds and dried apricots. In fact, you can use whatever is in your fridge for this recipe, so there are no limits to your creativity.
Chef Karime Lopez from Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence, Italy, shares her tips on how to turn vegetable trimmings into delicious and crunchy bite-size vegetarian croquettes topped with a rich vegetable demi-glace in this easy feel-good recipe.
Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone presents a simple snack with a pasta riff on a samosa, starring heritage beetroot and goat's cheese with elderflower curd.
Crispy chicken skin cone
Who can resist crispy chicken skin? Not many. Two-Michelin-star chef Jacob Bickelhaupt explains how to craft a crispy chicken-skin cone filled with foie gras and sea buckthorn jam.
Quail egg and local pork belly
Celebrated Swedish chef Daniel Berlin talks about how he builds up the snacks on his menu while highlighting his quail egg and pork belly appetiser.
Crispy tapioca snack
David Johansen prepares a crispy tapioca and fish snack at the Michelin-star restaurant Kokkeriet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
British chef and culinary legend Gordon Ramsay works his magic on a global selection of easy-to-make snacks. Including sweetcorn fritters, grilled corn with chipotle chilli butter, spiced chicken wraps, chilli dogs, Vietnamese style baguettes with beet, beef meatballs and roasted squash hummus, there's something for everyone.
Can we consider food to be a form of medicine, or are we overplaying the power of food to improve our health? We asked Niko Romito, whose 'Food Pharmacy' restaurant partners with a real pharmacy to deliver tasty and nutritious cuisine. Read on.
Everybody has their own idea how pancakes should be, but as Pancake Day arrives, you'll want to make yours as good as can be. For inspiration, watch these Michelin star chefs use their exceptional skills to turn out some serious pancakes.
From Jean-Georges Vongerichten's simple shrimp salad, and Gordon Ramsay's spicy steak salad, to Thomas Keller's classic caesar and Enrico Crippa's complex 41-ingredient dish, find out how to make six different salads with top Michelin-star chefs.
Ground beef recipes are given star treatment in the hands of Michelin starred chefs like April Bloomfield, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, as they put their spin on classic comfort food dishes, from burgers to chilli beef lettuce wraps.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.