Recipe for a Parisian Picnic
If you haven’t already checked out today’s guest post over at coco+kelley, hurry over to get the context for our Parisian picnic recipes! If you have, then welcome to Style Notes! Hope you’re enjoying the first post in our From Fantasy to Fête series, & thanks for popping over to check out the menu.
Menu for a Parisian Picnic Party
*The key to this menu is keeping it effortless & fun. Arrange all the items together on a huge wood cutting board for a look that says “summer abundance.”
Mixed Olives ~ (queen, kalamata, ceringola)
Fresh Figs, Clusters of Grapes, Ripe Pears
Brie with Almonds & Honey
- 1 wedge of brie, about 12 ounces
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
- 1 large French baguette
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place brie in a baking dish. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle With toasted almonds. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve with thick slices of french bread.
Ricotta with Toasted Pine Nuts
- 1 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup orange blossom honey
- 2 cups good-quality whole milk ricotta
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, hand torn
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Begin by toasting the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Toss over low heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add the honey. Mix well so the nuts get coated evenly and honey melts. Allow to cool slightly, then add to a large bowl. Add the ricotta, olive oil, mint and salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until the ricotta firms up a little before serving with grilled bread.
Curried Chicken Sandwiches
Get the recipe here. For a party, I’d cut these into small squares & serve as tartines (French open-faced sandwich.)