Putting on a holiday party is like producing a play — selecting props, hiring the cast, and rehearsing your creation. As with any effort, teamwork often yields the best results. This season Domain set the stage and invited talented chefs and caterers to play themselves. The results? Four favorite menus that turn the merely entertaining into memorable entertainment. A hand-carved mantel is a glowing backdrop for a country Christmas breakfast. Euro-chic crystal welcomes in the new year with a dinner for two. A playful picnic takes its cue from the children’s book The Wind in the Willows. And English traditionalism offers the excuse for a candlelit buffet that brings out the best silver and china. On these ten pages you’ll find both style and sustenance for your holiday table.

Blue Plate Special A festive Christmas family breakfast.

City Lite New Year’s Eve revelers will appreciate this stylish repast for two.

Wild Things Children’s winter picnic for six.

Rule Britannia Enjoy Jenni Messina’s winter buffet for twelve.