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Holiday Entertaining Menu with Provencal Lamb

Meat Based Dinner Menu with Lamb #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender

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. If you are planning to entertain during the holidays, this suggested menu is perfect, as many of the items can be made well in advance. (Click on the links to get to the recipes.)

With Drinks

Aioli Provencal

Starter Course

Tomato Soup with Pastis

Main Course

Braised Lamb Shank with Provencal Spices

Salad

Green Salad

Dessert

Apple Tart

Christmas Dinner menu with meat @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence

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David Scott Allen

David Scott Allen

David Scott Allen is the author, photographer, and cook behind Cocoa & Lavender, a weekly food blog based in Tucson, Arizona. Passionate about travel, he especially enjoys eating traditional foods and learning local customs, whether in the United States or around the globe.

David's first trip to France took place when he was 14, and he returned as often as possible thereafter. However, it wasn't until his 50th birthday that he finally made it south to Provence. The beauty, history, charm, warmth, cuisine, and - of course - the rosé wines captured his heart. He shares his Provençal recipes here on Perfectly Provence, and his food and wine pairings monthly on the Provence WineZine.

David is a firm believer that sharing a meal with friends around the table is one of life's greatest pleasures. And if it happens to be in Provence, all the better!

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