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“A taste sensation in France, verrines have touched down in the U.S. and home parties are attaining a whole new level of style and taste.
If you’re looking for a fun, hip dish to serve this holiday season look no further than verrines – a French delicacy that looks as good as it tastes and is simple and fast to make as well.
Many people get their first taste – and sight – of verrines while traveling in France. The colorful, flavorful dish has been gaining in popularity abroad, propelled by chefs whose versions of the dish feature brightly colored layers of ingredients in varying textures, all served on top of each other in small, clear glasses.
Verrines are individual servings of appetizers served to show off each layer of culinary goodness. The name comes simply from the French word for glass – verre – and the straight forward layering method means you don’t have to be a master chef to create your own version of the dish.The simple, structured presentation is tough to beat. Stylish and straight forward, verrines are easy to put together and look as elegant as anything you can serve.
Add to that the fact that some of your guests will be seeing this great dish’s presentation for the first time and you have all the makings of a big time party favor that hits a gourmet trifecta of style, flavor and texture. A truly tres bien addition to any gathering to be sure.[…] Read the full article here: http://iledefrancecheese.com/index.php/Dream-verrines-this-holiday-season.php
If the idea of a hands-on cooking class appeals to you, but the cold, intimidating stainless steel of a foreign kitchen does not, Chef Up! may just be the answer to your prayers – they’ll send a professional French chef straight to your kitchen for you and your mates to learn the tricks of the trade over a few glasses of wine. For those on a health kick, the Healthy & Tasty three-course menu will prepare an easy-to-learn meal for you and your mates. For the finicky over-achievers, there’s the option to present your (probably complicated) dream recipe, and be guided so it actually turns out to be the masterpiece you envisioned before serving it up to your nearest and dearest. Looking for a team-bonding experience? The Chef Up! team also offer corporate cooking classes and team building so you can beat your colleagues at the art of the julienne.– See more at: http://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney/a-list/sydney-s-best-cooking-classes#sthash.l1ymf7Bi.dpuf