Having missed the deadline for a winter solstice or Matariki celebration, we are planning a French dinner on Saturday night to celebrate Bastille Day. I suppose it should really be a Bastille tea party, so I can shriek ‘let them eat cake’ in the manner of poor, misquoted Marie Antoinette, but it’s harder to work coq au vin into an afternoon tea menu, n’est-ce pas?
So, I’m thinking something cold to start, followed by coq au vin, a salad, cheese, pudding, Vanessa Paradis, Piaf – like a scene from one of my school French textbooks, but better.
What would you serve up at a Fete de la Bastille down under? Can you point me to the world’s best coq au vin recipe or your favourite terrine? And what on earth should we have for pudding?