Bouillabaisse with Sea Urchin Rouille

Bouillabaisse with Sea Urchin Rouille Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provençal fish soup that originated from Marseille in France. The dish originated from a way to utilise fish that was too bony to sell by stewing them together with a variety of herbs to make an amazing fish stew. This traditional dish was then adapted with…

Tourin à l’ail (French Egg Drop Garlic Soup)

Tourin à l’ail The Dordogne is a department located in South-west France and is named after the river Dordogne that runs through it. This land that encompassed the Dordogne is the exact same land that was once known as the county of Périgord and is synonymous of course with France’s most luxurious ingredients, from the…

Paris-Brest

Paris-Brest (Almond Choux Pastry with Crème Mousseline) The Paris-Brest-Paris was a long-distance cycling event (1200km) that was first organised in 1891 by a French Journalist by the name of Pierre Giffard in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, as a circulation aid for parisian newspapers. It was Pierre Giffard, who requested that Louis Durand, the pâtissier of Maisons-Laffitte in Yvelines, create…

Langoustine and Lobster Oil Risotto

Risotto à l’huile de homard et au langoustine This dish consists of a langoustine stock based risotto, seasoned with langoustine oil, tomato puree and parsley, before being finished with lobster oil and thickened with Parmesan cheese. It is accompanied by an assortment of seafood, with garlic fried langoustines and white wine steamed clams. Langoustines (Nephrops…

Lapin à la Moutarde

Rabbit with a Mustard Cream Sauce This dish is a classic provincial French dish that consists of a rabbit leg and loin served with a vibrant mustard cream sauce. The rabbit can be done two ways, the first using a sous vide machine and the second by simply pan frying it and finishing it in…