the month of February we find ourselves thinking about love.
Romantic dinners for two, sweetheart candies and desserts
and so it seems only fitting to feature the rich and sometimes
sinfully decadent flavors of French cuisine.
This month weve selected a collection
of recipes with a French flare from appetizers to desserts;
from the simple to the involved, but in every case, delicious,
We begin with appetizers that are simple
in their presentation and exquisite in their taste. Shrimp
Toasts are incredibly easy to prepare and boast
their secret ingredient that will have you oooing and ahhhing
for more, Garlic, Shallot Butter. The topping for Sun-Dried
Tomato & Olive Toasts can be prepared in minutes.
Bake a baguette of gluten-free French bread and you have an
elegant appetizer perfect for any occasion.
For a first course, we offer Cream
of Carrot and Ginger Soup. Velvety smooth with an
amazing flavor that you must try!
feature four entrees; Salmon
Fillet with Zucchini, Carrots and Shitake Mushrooms,
Seared Steak with Cherry Wine Sauce, Poached
Chicken with Winter Vegetables and Pepper
Crusted Rib Roast with Fried Potatoes.
The magnificent salmon fillet is prepared
with julienne vegetables inside a parchment packet that is
crimped together and then filled with air and baked. The pan-seared
steak is served with an extraordinary Cherry Wine Sauce that
is really two sauces combined and finished into one extravagant
The poached chicken is French bistro style,
a lovely anytime meal.
And finally, the rib roast begins with a
spectacular cut of beef that is completely encased with crushed
peppercorns and pan -fried to perfection.
And whats for dessert? Two delectable
chocolate wonders, Chocolate
Mousse Cake with Cinnamon Cream and Truffles, both
Chocolate Truffles and Bourbon
Espresso Truffles. The chocolate mousse cake is
sublime and as an added bonus, requires no flour. The truffles
are sinfully devilish! See this months class on making
And, as the French say, Bon Appetit!