This special occasion duck and cherry menu features the classic flavor combination of duck and cherries. The recipes are built around a traditional, romantic restaurant meal, with soup, salad, a bracing, palate-cleansing sorbet, and a sliver of rich dessert. Choose from two beloved duck entrees, and you're sure to have rave reviews.
This bacon tart recipe is for the classic Alsatian specialty, flammekuche, or tarte flamme. Rolling the dough cracker-crisp thin and baking it in a super hot oven is the key to attaining the crunchy texture and caramelized onion topping that makes this tart famous.
For a refreshing and fast side dish, try preparing this celeriac remoulade recipe. Simply toss shredded celery root with an easy remoulade, or dressing, and you'll have a healthy, crisp salad in no time. This is the classic version on the cafe menus throughout France.
This delicious sour cherry sorbet recipe is beyond refreshing and so easy to make. Try serving it for a wholesome dessert or a special palate cleanser before a chicken or duck course.
This tempting honey lacquered duck breast recipe is fantastically easy to prepare and creates such a beautiful showpiece entrée for guests. Serve the duck with honey glaze beside colorful steamed vegetables and a rich gratin to create a full, special occasion meal.
French cuisine made its debut in America thanks in part to this famous duck a l'orange recipe for seared duck breast glazed with sweet orange sauce. This sophisticated dish is a wonderful addition to party menus and romantic dinners. The easy sauce can be prepared ahead of time and the duck seared right before serving.
There is much debate as to who, exactly, invented the original opera cake recipe and where. Some culinary historians have set it as far back as the 1890s, while others put its creation at a Paris shop in the mid-twentieth century. Most opera cake enthusiasts agree that the best - to some, the only - place to buy opera cake is at Dalloyau. Whichever camp you fall into, we think you'll agree that this opera cake recipe is well worth the time investment. Layers of light almond sponge cake, coffee buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache make it the showstopping dessert.