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  • Menu

    A Tres Chic Cocktail Party

    An effortless French cocktail party menu that’s guaranteed to make your guests proclaim c’est magnifique

  • Caramelized Onion Dip
    Recipe

    Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Dip

    The combination of deeply caramelized onions and mushrooms is a one-two punch of savory flavor. Use fino sherry to deglaze the pan, and then make a Not Not Martini with…

  • Lardon Fig Twists
    Recipe

    Lardon-Fig Twists

    These twisty, cheesy, savory-sweet, buttery puff-pastry twists go fast. Bake off half for round one, let people fill up on other things for a bit, then bake off the second…

  • Eggs Cornichon
    Recipe

    Eggs Cornichon

    The classic French dish Eggs Mayonnaise is just that: eggs with a swipe of mayonnaise. Think of this recipe as tweaking the famous dictum of Coco Chanel: Instead of taking…

  • Olives and salami
    Recipe

    Marinated Olives and Salami

    If you're going to make only one hors d'oeuvre for your cocktail party, make it this one. The warm, salty olives and salami slices paired with crusty bread are the…

  • La Pomme Rouge
    Recipe

    La Pomme Rouge

    Two French classics—Calvados (French apple brandy) and Lillet Rouge (an apéritif wine)—are shaken over ice with lemon and topped with chilled sparkling wine, for an easy, nuanced cocktail that reads…

  • luxurious potato gratin
    Recipe

    Luxurious Potato Gratin

    Rich with cream and butter, and aromatic with herbs and garlic, this gratin uses a French way of cooking potatoes that transforms the everyday tuber into an indulgent treat. It’s…

  • three-cheese root vegetable gratin
    Recipe

    Three-Cheese Root Gratin

    The subtle, distinctive flavors of celery root, parsnips, and carrots, a rich cheese sauce, and a crunchy topping make this gratin a satisfying dish indeed. This is real comfort food.

  • beet goat-cheese gratin
    Recipe

    Beet, Goat Cheese, and Apple Gratin

    This striking deep pink-purple dish is sweet from beets and apples, which contrast with earthy goat cheese, anise-flavored tarragon, and rich hazelnuts.

  • sweet potato gratin
    Recipe

    Spiced Sweet Potato Gratin

    With their lovely orange color and gentle sweetness, sweet potatoes are an appealing gratin ingredient. Adding a few Middle Eastern spices and citrus zest is a fragrant, exotic touch.

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