Did you ever see the film Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep. It was the story of an American girl who aspires to cook all 524 of her recipes in 365 days. As you probably know by now we have a similar challenge – although ours is weekly and not for recipes but for menus with recipes that compliment each other.
Therefore as the idea was taken from the film I thought it only fitting to dedicate one of the menus to Julie and Julia and create a French themed menu.
The starter is one of my favourites. The mushrooms are hollowed out and the middle chopped together with onions and shallots and sauted with a little kick of Madeira.
The main course is a French Classic and great for this time of year. Beouf Bourginon is a French classic casserole of beef slow cooked in a red wine sauce with small onions and mushrooms.
The dessert I have chosen is not one of Julie & Julia’s but a variation on a french theme. Typical french desserts include creme brulee, Tarte Tatin , souffle, crepes and truffles. I have chosen one of our members desserts – Pear Tarte Tatin
We are now looking for some great inspiration for Spring time dinner party menus – have you got a great combination of dishes – of course if yours is chosen it will be published in our book of 52 dinner party menus – come back to me at [email protected]