Grilled Calamari Radicchio Salad
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Grilled Calamari and Radicchio Starter Salad

This starter salad of grilled calamari and radicchio is easy to prepare once your guests have arrived. The marinade of olive oil, garlic and herbes de Provence is light and does not overpower the ingredients. Best of all, this dish is really (almost) too pretty to eat. But, don’t resist it’s best consumed warm.

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Peche Peach Melba Served
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Pêche Peach Melba with Raspberry Coulis a Recipe for Stone Fruit Season

The only problem with stone fruit (apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums) is that they all appear in the markets around the same time of year. What to do with the bounty of produce?  Make dessert of course. Enjoy this easy recipe for Peach Melba – Pêche Melba with a raspberry coulis. This …

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Provençal Aioli Dip wearecookandbaker-provencal-aioli-crudite-grazing-platter-recipe
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provençal Aioli Dip and Crudité Grazing Platter a Tapas Style Appetizer

Sofia and Kate the chef and baker behind “WeAreCookandBaker” have taken a Provençal aioli dip (garlic mayonnaise) and developed a bright, refreshing tapas-style appetizer. In Provence, many restaurants serve a typical aioli on Fridays (le grande aïoli), a dish that features steamed cod, potatoes, carrots, green beans and a healthy …

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Radish Green Olive Tartare Sourdough Bread
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Radish Green Olive Tartare on Sourdough a Tangy Appetizer

This appetizer requires no cooking, which is perfect for a hot summer day. The preparation time is limited and the combination of red radish with green olive makes for a lovely tangy “tartare.” Enjoy the combination on top of fresh bread with a glass of chilled Mirabeau rosé and these other starters.

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Dessert Popsicles Rosé Grapefruit
DessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

BBQ Time Dessert Popsicles with Rosé, Grapefruit and Elderflower

Popsicles may seem like a treat for kids, but this version with Rosé, Grapefruit and Elderflower will keep the adults in your party happy. The best part about these popsicles (other than the rosé) is how easy they are to make. The recipe was created by Sophie Bellard, one of three sisters with complementary talents, which includes desserts.

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Fried Beef Lettuce Cups Provencal Zucchini
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Fried Beef Lettuce Cups à la Provençal with Zucchini

We created this recipe as part of a trio of starters to stimulate your hunger and to pair with a glass (or two) of chilled Mirabeau rosé. With a slight Asian influence, the stir-fried Provençal beef and zucchini (courgette) are served on a bed of little gem lettuce (baby romaine). This light starter works well as an appetizer or a tapas style menu.

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Summer Salad Heirloom Tomato White Nectarine
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Summer Salad Heirloom Tomato and White Nectarine

Building on a classic Italian salad this variation combines heirloom tomatoes, white nectarines, mozzarella and fresh basil on a plate. Serve as a starter course or a lunchtime salad along with crusty baguette.

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Verbena Ice Cream
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Lemony Sweet Verbena Ice Cream to Beat the Summer Heat

It’s not hard to make ice cream, and even easier with an ice cream maker. This version made with fresh verbena is a lovely tangy summer treat.

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Roast Chicken Provencal Poulet au Citron
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Roast Chicken Provencal Style with Local Lemons from Menton

There is nothing better than the tantalising aroma of roast chicken, well except for chocolate cake. As for savoury dishes, roast chicken is a winner for a family, it requires very little supervision, there are often leftovers for sandwiches and bones for soup or stock.  The credit for this recipe goes to Denise, my belle mere, she uses local, seasonal and when practical organic products for her creations. Enjoy Denise’s Poulet Provençal au citron de Menton, it’s a simple roast chicken dish with local lemons.

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Pure Rosé Cocktail Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes
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Recipe for a Pure Rosé Cocktail with Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes

The most time-consuming part of this drink recipe is making the ice cubes in advance. Find some beautiful miniature roses and freeze them in ice cube trays with water. The cocktail is delicious (of course), but the frozen rose ice cubes make the presentation.

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