Winter Dinner Party Menu Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d'Agneau)
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d’Agneau)

Slow-cooked lamb (agneau) dishes are typical on menus in Provence. You see sheep herds grazing in farmers fields or often free-range in the hills of the Alpilles, Luberon, Var and Haute Alpes de Provence.

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French-Style Apple Tarts
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsTaste: Food & Drink

Individual French-Style Apple Tarts

The smell of apple tarts baking in your kitchen is a temptation enough, but these individual pastries in the pretty flower pattern… Well, it takes a lot of willpower to resist.

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Carrot Flan Side Dish
Lunchtime MealsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Carrot Flan a Savoury Side Dish

Carrot Flan was inspired by a recipe in Cuisine et Vins of France. Easy to make and perfect for a light lunch with a green salad

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Eggplant Cakes Pesto Sauce Papeton Aubergines
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Eggplant Cakes with a Pesto Sauce to Start the Evening

They prepared several delicious dishes for the evening, but these Eggplant Cakes in a Tomato Pesto Sauce were my favourite. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer, the first course for a dinner party or even at lunchtime with a green salad. Think of this as a savoury cake. Once the eggplant is cooked, simply combine with the rest of the ingredients and bake. The dish can be served with the pesto sauce (below), a tomato sauce or combine the two for a rich flavour experience.

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Make Waffle Sandwich
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesTaste: Food & Drink

Forget the Bread Make a Waffle Sandwich

The pink colour for the waffles is healthy it comes from beets, which also adds a lovely, subtle flavour. Choose sandwich fillings to suit your tastes – vegetarian, meat lovers, grilled veggies, basil pesto, ricotta or goat cheese and few greens.

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Roast Pheasant Marsala Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roast Pheasant with Marsala Sauce

The good news is now many farmer’s markets like the one close to us in Tuscon have wonderful farm-raised birds. Enjoy this recipe for roast pheasant with a tasty orange and marsala sauce.

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Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Easy Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe

This panna cotta recipe is made with local saffron, light and refreshing the perfect dessert to enjoy at the end of any meal. Panna cotta (cooked cream) is a dessert with Italian origins.

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Swordfish Mediterranean-Style
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Swordfish with Mediterranean-Style Stuffing

This recipe for Involtini di Pesce Spada is Italian at its base; however, all of the ingredients found in Provence. It is not uncommon that the local fish vendor displays fresh espadon on their stand.

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Pink Praline Brioche à la praline
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pretty in Pink Praline Brioche à la Praline Recipe

Brioche à la Praline is a sweet treat from the gourmet city of Lyon. The recipe from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen is festive, perfect for guests or for that special someone. Don’t forget the rosé!

Pink Pralines are pink sugar-coated almonds, and a specialty from the city of Lyon, also known as the French capital of gastronomy.

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Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks
David Scott AllenLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks

Great lamb is easy to find in Provence, most of which is organic, and grass-fed. This recipe, for Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks, brings together the best of this complex middle-eastern cuisine. The flavours of Persia combine sweet, sour, savoury, hot, floral, and earthy into a subtle taste explosion.

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