The rest of the evening was all the more successful in that the entire new team was gathered for the first time around a long banquet. The mess tent was decorated with garlands made from tea bags and rocked by John Lennon's "Merry Christmas".
- Aperitif: sangria served with hors d'oeuvres
- First course: cheese and shrimp croquettes on a bed of lettuce
- Main course: stuffed turkey roulades with whiskey sauce, vegetable terrine (sort of vegetable pie), "pommes duchesses" (fried mashed potatoes with a spiral shape) and marinated peppers
- Desert: chocolate and speculoos ice-cream duo topped with hot chocolate