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French Theme Party
windella
10/26/10
I'm having a French theme party for 60 people.so far,the menu is mini quiche lorraine,savory crepes and mini croque monsieur for appetizers.Dinner: Coq au vin or beef bourguion,noodles,green salad w/viniagrette,cheese platter w/grapes and baguette.Desserts will include assorted mini fruit tarts,creme brulee,crepe suzettes and cream puffs.Red and white wines.Is this too much,should I have a vegetable? If so,what would be "French" veggie?
Thanks for any suggestions.
ellen
10/27/10
I would probably do either the crepes Suzette or the savory crepes but not both (probably the crepes Suzette, if I could actually arrange the flambe). Then do a veggie appetizer in place of the savory crepes, such as stuffed mushrooms or stuffed cherry tomatoes.

I would definitely do a vegetable either asparagus, or French whole haricot vert (the skinny string beans). Or possibly braised leeks if I did the beef.

Other than that, sounds fine. Get good wine to cook the chicken or beef.

Angela
10/28/10
French Theme GALA
im catering a very elegant formal food and wine pairing party. it will include appetizers, salad, soup,entree and dessert. we will pair wine with each offering. i would love it if you can offer some much needed help. thanks in advance for any help that you can offer.
ellen
10/28/10
Take your menu to the best wine shop in town and ask for help. They are usually terrific at this.

In French dining, the salad is served after the entree.

 
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