Braised lamb shanks star in this hearty French meal which includes a white bean purée and a lemon tart.
The food served in bistros is not about breaking new culinary ground. Instead, it’s about using the best seasonal ingredients to cook simple food really well. Like all comfort food, bistro food should offer a sense of relaxed well-being. The ingredients aren’t exotic and the cooking techniques are straightforward, which makes it a perfect choice for entertaining at home. In this winter bistro-style menu, many components, including the main course of braised lamb shanks and the lemon tart for dessert, can be prepared ahead of time, and then wait until you and your guests are ready to eat.