Top five french christmas foods
1.CAVIAR: Le Reveillon starts as it means to go on and with caviar or smoked salmon on blinis, the traditional apéritif sets the tone for the rest of the mammoth evening/morning.
2.OYSTERS: While many of us might grimace at the thought of seafood for Christmas dinner, the French and particularly Parisians have a big appetite for it. Oysters don't come cheap, of course, but apparently they are nice and big and juicy around this time of year. Oysters will normally be served up as an appetizer at Le Reveillon to get diners in the mood for, well, more food.
3.LOBSTER: The French don't hold back on the spending when it comes to culinary customs for Le Reveillon, so continuing in the theme of pricey seafood, lobster and crab will often make an appearance on the Reveillon menu.
4.FOIE GRAS: Of course, a French Christmas feast wouldn't be the same without a portion of that typically festive treat. There's no force feeding here though as it's most often served up on slices of bread as a starter or aperitif with a sweet wine, normally a Sauternes.
5.ESCARGOTS: Snails might not be eaten as often in France as many people think. but there are a lot at christmas.