Remy's ratatouille #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Provencal Ratatouille the French Laundry Way

A breathtaking display of deliciousness that could rival any of the old French Masters. This variation of Ratatouille speaks for itself. Artistically arranged tomatoes, peppers and eggplant bond together for a wonderful taste sensation topped with a refreshing vinaigrette followed by a drizzle of rich crema balsamica.

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Holiday Dinner menu for vegetarians @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Holiday Menu for Vegetarians with a Provencal Flair

Sometimes you just need to go green for the holidays. This tastes of Provence vegetarian menu will impress even the die-hard carnivores in the crowd. (Note: links to the recipes are found below each course) Martine at Goût et Voyage leads off with her tiny zucchini cakes (you can also …

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Dinner menu seafood based @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Provencal Seafood Dinner Menu for the Holidays

Borrowing inspiration from the proximity of the Mediterranean this festive menu (recipe links are below each course) is seafood focused. Share some rosé with your guests as you sample the Cocoa & Lavender zucchini fritters. Then blow their minds and taste buds with the recipe by Michelin star chef Gérald …

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Christmas Dinner menu with Poultry @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Flavours of Provence Holiday Menu for Bird Lovers

With its natural abundance of local produce, Provence offers lots of flexibility for entertaining all year. The region is graced with plenty of sunny days and just enough moisture to allow for delicious foraging experiences. This holiday-inspired menu (recipe links are below) pulls together regional olives in a savoury cake …

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Christmas Dinner menu with meat @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Holiday Entertaining Menu with Provencal Lamb

This holiday menu is not exclusive to the Christmas season; however, the heavier flavours lend themselves to cooler evenings and Rhone Valley red wine blends. This meal combines some real Provencal classics including garlic aioli, local lamb with herbes de Provence, tomatoes, a hint of Pastis and a not too sweet dessert. …

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galette des rois #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

Pastry Fit for Kings Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois is puff pastry tart with a frangipane interior – golden, flaky and delicious. This tart is served around the Christmas holidays, but always on January 6th (Epiphany).

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baba au rhum #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Celebration Recipe Baba au Rhum

A French classic Baba au Rhum: A soft spongy cake soaked in aromatic aged rum and topped with fresh whipped cream.

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mendiant tart #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Chocolate Delight Mendiant Tart

This dessert is perfect for chocolate lovers. It combines dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts into a decadent finish to any meal.

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provencal seafood stew #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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A Variation on Provençal Seafood Stew

A satisfying and delicious bowl of comfort while at the same time not being heavy. The refreshing tomato and fish broth highlight the delicious levels of flavour from the capers, olives, fresh spinach and chile flakes with the seafood taking center stage.

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gateau saint honore #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenDessertRecipesTaste

Gâteau Saint-Honoré a Cake for Bakers

Gâteau Saint-Honoré is named for the classic French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré. There are many steps to this recipe, but you will be rewarded by the sweet finish.

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