The company offers adventurous, creative recipe ideas such as Chinese Five Spice Pork Roast, Braised Lamb with Tarbais Beans and Pistou
and Lamb Shank Tagine with Sweet Dates and Pomegranate.
4pm to 4.45pm - Raymond Blanc: Comte cheese souffle and Pistou
Aviary's Branzino with almond crust ($19) adds more texture, while its herbal, earthy notes are the perfect complement to basil pistou
and green rice.
It had been a difficult choice, and I could easily have gone for the tortellini of roasted pumpkin or the roast fillet of seabass, but in the end I opted for the roasted rump of Moroccan spiced Welsh lamb with provencal garnish, chickpea and basil, baby spinach, butternut puree, roasting juices and sauce pistou
There was a huge variety of fresh breads and cheese including starters like authentic French Onion soup, piperade, pissaladiere, quiche Lorraine royal, soupe au pistou
while bouillabaisse, coq au vin, blanquette de veau, casserole and gratin dauphinoise were served as main course dishes.
Guests fill their Maui-crafted ceramic plates with Bella's shrimp, now dressed in a zesty basil lemon pistou
, as well as a marigold-flecked fried rice prepared by private chef MiJin Kang.
I have cooked several times the soupe au pistou
(vegetable, basil and garlic soup) of Provence, and the poulet Basquaise (Basque-style chicken) of Bordelaise, and have relished both the cooking and eating of Moules a la mariniere of the Bretagne-Normandie region.
Turnip Green Pistou
Ingredients: 1 large bunch of turnip greens or collards 2 tbsp.
Against the artistic backdrop of the cafe's gallery home, diners will be able to choose - as a starter - the likes of an Ouseburn Farm summer vegetable broth, with basil pistou
plus garlic and rosemary focaccia; followed by a roast chicken breast served with allotment vegetables, bacon, Jersey royals and thyme.
To make the pistou
, put the garlic, spinach, basil, olive oil and 2 tbsp water in a mini food processor.
"The menu features several Mediterranean classics such as a bouillabaisse-style fish soup and hake on roasted tomatoes and pistou
, while among Paysanne's wines, Cai loves the Domaine la Colombette's unusually southerly pinot noir."