Classic French – €130
Classic French or Retro Bistro cuisine
The world ‘discovered’ classic French Cuisine in the fifties and sixties, through food that was served in countless bistros and roadside cafés all over France. And today there is a huge revival in these favourite traditional dishes. Think Rillettes and Stuffed Artichokes, a Navarin of Spring Lamb, or Lapin a la Moutarde… We are talking indiscriminately and un-apologetically RETRO!
Shall we make a traditional French Onion Soup? Or a Salade Tiède of Chicken Livers, de-glazed with raspberry vinegar? Or how about a pretty slice of Jambon Persillé served with a simple salad and a crispy baguette – perfect for a picnic or outdoor lunch. Vols au Vent oozing fragrant Mushroom Ragout make for an elegant starter. And let’s not forget those old favourites of Poireaux Mimosa or a heart-warming Country Terrine with Prunes, Hazelnuts and Green Peppercorns.
And that’s just for starters. For mains we can suggest perhaps an elegant Canard Montmorency (perfectly cooked duck breast with cherries) accompanied by oh-so-delicious and pretty Pommes Fondantes (fondant potatoes). Or, to keep things local, we could try a classic gutsy Broufado (a stewed dish of bull’s meat with capers and orange skin) or a popular Poulet Basquaise.. And if the weather is not too hot, we could even contemplate a Cassoulet!
And to finish? Perhaps a classic Tarte Tatin or fail-proof Fondants au Chocolat (little molten chocolate cakes). Or how about a traditional Tarte Amandine aux Poires or a traditional Crème Brûlée ?
We seriously encourage nostalgia and if you do too, write to us with your requests!