Margaret's table setting for the meal.
Fleur de Lis serviettes
The centre piece: a small statuette Martin brought back for me from Paris, a bottle of brandy, a few red, white & blue things and a small replica gargoyle from Notre Dame.
Initially dinner was going to be for three.
All that changed was the main: had been planning a French Café style steak and triple cooked chips. Not too happy doing steaks properly for eight people at once so went to Plan B.
And so, the meal:
Pink fizzy drink (The Arrogant Frog brand, I couldn't resist.)
Musette de Paris CD on as mood music. (Stereotypical French piano accordion music)
French Onion Soup.
◊ cooked 2kg of sliced, sauteed onions in the slow cooker for 6hrs. Will definitely do that again.
◊ Made at lunch time and put in the hay-box for the afternoon and then into the oven when the potatoes went in.
◊ Nothing different here, potatoes, onion, garlic, cream & milk baked until crisp on top and soft in the middle.
◊ With French Dressing, of course. Proper vinaigrette, home made.
Tarte Tatin and cream.
◊ Used Golden Delicious apples and had enough for a double layer of apple crescents (cut into eighths).
Cheese platter was abandoned due to lack of interest.