Table for two: Romantic French menu

Treat each other to a decadent dinner this Valentine’s, from a sparkling sipper to a smoky cheese, and a dark and chocolatey finale.

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Beef bourguignon
Beef bourguignon. (Photo, John Cullen.)

Give dinner some French flair tonight! From sparkling city sipper to a smoky cheese and a hearty country classic, this menu takes a stroll through some of our favourite recipe hits. We also have a dark, decadent chocolate dessert (oh là là!) for the grand finale.

 

champagne
champagne

 

Cocktails
Go straight for the bubbly, or if you have crème de cassis in the liquor cabinet, pour a splash into your glasses and top up with champagne for Kir Royales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoky brie with blueberry sauce.
Smoky brie with blueberry sauce.

 

Appetizer
Smoky brie with blueberry sauce
If you can get to your grill (hopefully it’s not buried in snow), this smoky cheese is worth the effort! The dark sauce adds the right balance for savoury and sweet. Serve with crackers, crostini or slices of fresh baguette.

 

 

 

 

 

Beef bourguignon
Beef bourguignon. (Photo, John Cullen.)

 

Main
Beef Bourguignon
This well-known dish from Burgundy is a star-performer when made right. Try our version of this classic French dish, you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

Dark chocolate soufflés with hazelnut cream. (Photo, Angus Fergusson.)
Dark chocolate soufflés with hazelnut cream. (Photo, Angus Fergusson.)

 

Dessert
Chocolate soufflés
There’s no better time to savour a darkly decadent dessert. Topped with whipped cream, these individual treats will put you on cloud nine.