Posted by Audrey Harper on     18 Dec 2023

Our Christmas and New Year charter clients are getting ready for their upcoming charters, and we want to wish them all the best on their exciting vacations: make lots of memories! As a former yacht chef, I still love cooking and baking for Donald and our friends, and I am sharing my favorite Christmas appetizer recipe below.

The featured yacht is C’est La Vie, and one of our clients is so lucky to be on a Christmas charter with her and her award-winning crew of three.


See the links to this beautiful 67 feet 2022 Lagoon:


C’EST LA VIE 67 Feet. (Cat)

Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s)

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I am honored to organize exciting, crewed vacations for our clients in all parts of the world. If you have not experienced a crewed yacht vacation before or have not recently been on one, now is the time to plan with your family and friends over the festive season. Contact me for a free consultation. We wish all of you a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

Caramelized Onion & Brie tarts – Serves 10-12

8 sheets Filo pastry (if not available, puff pastry is OK)
2 tablespoons butter
2 large onions sliced very thinly
2 heaped tablespoon brown sugar
325gr (11.5oz) Brie
2 egg yolks
1⁄2 cup (125ml) cream
Garnish 1⁄2 lettuce, soy sauce

Pre-heat oven.
Spray the muffin tray with Pam spray.
Use 4 sheets of Filo pastry together, cut each square into six pieces, and line up cups of muffin tins with filo so you have 10 or 12 little tarts.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan and sauté́ the thinly sliced onions.
Add the brown sugar, and sauté́ until sugar begins to caramelize.
Turn off the heat.
Add the diced Brie.
Spoon the Brie mixture into the tarts. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the cream.

Bake for 20 minutes until tarts rise and pastry is golden brown.
Let stand for a few minutes.
Scoop tarts from the muffin tray when ready to serve using 2 spoons.

Thinly shred lettuce mixed with soy sauce. Place lettuce around the inside of individual side plates in a circle and then place Brie tart in the middle.

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