Panier of Plenty

Les bûchettes de Noël

Christmas this year can only be described as ‘Franglais’.

For midday: an entrée of oysters and little salmon brioche canapés, followed by magret de canard with chestnuts and a bûchette with mousse au chocolat et vanille, then candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate.

Freshly shucked

Freshly shucked

Le soir: glazed studded jambon with baby leeks (and a selection of sautéed market vegetables), roasted potatoes and gravy, hot baked Camembert with a platter of French cheeses including Roquefort, followed by a traditional English suet pudding flamed with brandy… with fanfare as the lights were dimmed… magnificent!

Spices shortbread to share

Spiced shortbread to share

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