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Spring Dinner Menu Provencal Recipes to Suit the Season

After the cold days of winter, spring arrives with a light touch: green vegetables start to grace the markets and rich foods give way to lighter, zestier dishes. Vibrant colours and flavours excite the palate. The first asparagus spears make beautiful salads, fresh chevre and local bread turn simple salads into delicious meals, and creamy light desserts complete the experience. For a more decadent meal on a languid Sunday, add roasted rabbit infused with the aroma of garlic. And, always include some tasty rosé, to evoke the spirit of Provence.
Some of these recipes are found in this book, Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living with gorgeous photography by François Millo.


Welcome to Spring in Provence! Enjoy this dinner party menu that includes traditional recipes and ingredients from the region. This collection of recipes could be considered an “aperitif dinatoire,” an extended cocktail evening with small bites, a meal of tapas. If you want something a bit more hearty, watch for the oven-roasted rabbit recipe in April.

Appetizer: Chèvre Bites with Spices

Chèvre Bites with Spices Appetizer @SipTasteShare

Appetizer: Fougasse with Tomatoes, Olives and Peppers

Fougasse Tomatoes Olives Peppers @SipTasteShare

Salad: Fresh Asparagus Salad
(recipe from Barbara Schuerenberg at Cusine de Provence)

Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell

Dessert: Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart Tarte au Citron @SipTasteShare

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Spring 2018 Provencal Dinner Menu

Image Credits: François Millo

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).


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    June 9, 2018 at 9:49 am — Reply

    Read with interest.

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      June 10, 2018 at 12:02 am — Reply

      Thanks! I hope you try some of the recipes.

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