Coq au Vin
Coq au Vin is usually made with an older chicken, one that is hardier and more flavoursome. If you can get one you will experience the real cleverness of this dish but if not, choose a free range or organic chicken to show this recipe off at its best. After all, you're putting a whole bottle of good Burgundy into it, so you may as well make the most of it.
French Goat's Cheese Mini Pizzas
A really simple way to impress your friends is to use a packet of ready-to-roll puff pastry for French Goat's Cheese Mini Pizzas. Any goat's cheese – crumbly or soft – will work well.
French Prune Tart or Far Breton
A speciality of Brittany in France, a Far Breton is a pastry-less custard tart with prunes which is often served with a glass of cold cider. It is good with a coffee after dinner or even as a sweet breakfast.