French Bistro Dining Menu – Menu and Recipes
This French Bistro dining menu is perfect for making at home – French comfort food that has all taste with minimal fuss. Serve this delightful dinner using dishes from the inspirations of French bistros. These delightful French recipes will make you and your guests very happy!
This French Bistro Dining Menu was generously shared with my by Linda Sandberg of Newberg, OR. Linda belongs to a Gourmet Dinner Group that delights in wonderful food that they share together.
Appetizers – Hors d’oeures Course
Salmon Rillettes – Rillettes aux Duex Saumons – This Salmon Rillettes recipe is a perfect do-ahead appetizer, as can be made a couple of days in advance, to serve before dinner. The Salmon Rillettes are buttery smooth and rich tasting.
Blue Cheese Gouges – These moist cheese puffs are the traditional harvest snack for the grape growers and winemakers of Burgundy.
Cream of Artichoke Soup – Creme D’ Artichauts – In this smooth and mellow soup, only the tender hearts of the artichokes are used. This delicious Cream of Artichoke Soup takes artichokes to a whole new level!
Main Entree Course and Sides:
Boeuf Bourguignon – Beef Burgundy – Beef Stew – Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy Stew) is a traditional beef stew recipe served in the Burgundy area of France. This dish will not embarrass you if you want to serve to guests as it is so rich tasting. In fact, it will delight your guests! Nothing is better on a cold winter evening than homemade beef stew!
French Onion Marmalade – Confit D’ Oignon – This French Onion Marmalade is a wonderful condiment that can be used for a variety of meats, poultry, and fish or simply as a spread for sandwiches, breads, and appetizers. Also great as part of a cheese platter.
Authentic French Bread – San Francisco-Style Sourdough Bread – or crusty bread of your choice. This French bread recipe is probably the easiest bread recipe to make. It is so simple and so good! Give it a try.
Coffee and Armagnac Parfait – Parfait au Cafe L’Armagnac – This icy Coffee and Armagnac Parfait dessert combines the pleasure of strong coffee with a shot of good brandy. For an authentic presentation serve it in traditional fluted parfait glasses.
This course can either be served at your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte. Also learn how to make a perfect cup of Coffee.
Check out Dining Etiquette Guide – Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette.
Check out all of Linda’s wonderful Dinner Party Menus (includes recipes)
Appetizer Recipes – (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,and Snacks)
Appetizer Hints – How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages – Check them out!
Golden Rules of Food Safety
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.