ooh la la! let's have a fabulous French dinner and dream that we are dining in a rustic restaurant nestled in the French countryside.. or a fancy one in the heart of Paris!
Our menu for the evening:
- Seafood Crepes with Sauce Parisienne- So delicious - we will make the crepes and then fill with a Shrimp/Scallop mixture tossed with our Sauce Parisienne a variation of a classic Veloute Sauce.
-Pan Seared Breast of Duck with Roasted Grapes and Gastrique- crispy seared duck breast - the roasted grapes and gastrique provide a perfect balance to the duck in this lovely main dish.
-Steamed Haricot Verte with Herb Butter- Make a compound butter to enhance the delicate steamed beans -infused with herbs and shallots,this is a versatile concuction that can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerted to use with a variety of other goodies.
-Bittersweet Chocolate Souflees with Orange Sauce - this version shared by Jacque Pepin is super easy and provides the ultimate finish to our French themed feast.