On a sunlit afternoon, gather friends for a convivial lunch, a ritual celebrated by the most beloved of artists, the French impressionists. A menu evocative of their era offers delicate harmonies of flavor, texture, and color.
A study in yellow, green, and brown, the Poached Egg Salad of spring lettuces and frisée surprises the palate with crisp lardons and fancy mushrooms.
A tantalizing prelude to our feast, tender Parmesan-Vinaigrette Potatoes with Crème Fraîche and Caviar bear tiny bouquets of fresh dill and mint.
Painterly hues of pink are captured in the Honey-Roasted Radish Medley.
Inspired by Monet, we offer richly flavored Almond-and-Brown-Butter Galette.
Text Carol Rizzoli
Photography Stephanie Welbourne
Styling Missie Neville Crawford
Recipe Development and Food Styling Loren Wood
“A French Impressionist Repast” can be found on page 33 of the May/June 2016 issue of Victoria.