Shortly after my husband and I planted roots in Missouri, I started a Christmas dinner tradition of serving champagne camembert bisque as the first course. The silky richness of the cream and melted camembert cheese has such an incredible lusciousness; it takes a concerted effort not to have a second bowl and forget about the rest of the meal.
While taking the picture for this post, I realized it’s extremely challenging to get a good picture of a cream based soup. It could have also been the two glasses of champagne I sipped while making the bisque. (wink) So for this recipe, taste wins out over the visual, but I guarantee you’ll love it. Pair the bisque with some fresh baked bread, and you have the beginnings of a delicious holiday meal.