July 14th is French National Day, otherwise known as Bastille Day. It’s also the perfect opportunity to try out your favorite Laura Calder French Food at Home recipes and throw a French-themed dinner or cocktail party (we love any excuse to host).
Invite your friends over for a Bordeaux and a spread of your favorite hors d’oeuvres or go all out and serve Laura’s Duck a l’Orange. Plus, your party could win you a trip to New York City. Get the details after the jump.
Laura’s Classic French Recipes
Recipes for a French Cocktail Party
- Herb-Rolled Quail’s Eggs
- Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce for Crudites
- Sausage with Apple and Sage
- Almond-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Prunes
- Pistachio-Stuffed Figs
French Dessert Recipes
- Berry Gratin with Champagne Sabayon
- Figs with Honey and Fresh Cheese
- Melon with Strawberries and Raspberries
- Chocolate Framboise
- Chocolate Tart
- Coffee Eclairs
Our friends at Food.com are hosting a photo contest with a French theme. Snap a photo that shows your party food and drinks and enter it in the photo contest gallery for a chance to win. The cool prizes include a food-lover’s trip for two to NYC, a year’s supply of olive oil or one of 10 Le Creuset French Ovens.
Hurry though! All entries and votes are due by 5pm (ET) on July 18. Full contest details can be found here: www.food.com/FrenchCocktailHour.