What to serve with boeuf bourguignon?
I'm having a 10-person dinner party soon and to save effort, etc, I'm making a basic boueuf bourguignon that I've made before and that I know is failproof. The problem: I have no idea what else to serve. Is good bread + a simple salad enough? Should there be something else?
Relatedly, and I know I'm an idiot for not really knowing the answer here, do you suggest serving the stew in bowls or plates? If I do bowls, should I do the salad (or whatever the side is) as a separate course?
There is no set rule as to what to serve with or how to serve it. It depends on many things such as how formal is your dinner party; how much you want to put out; the likes and dislikes of your guess; what do you like to cook, what else is in the boeuf bourguignon (potatoes, mushrooms?) etc. Serving it in a bowl or plate is also up to you: how thick is the sauce, which china do you like better. If you decide on a bowl, do you want liners?
If there is potato in the bourguignon, I would not serve any other starch other than some bread, otherwise, fresh noodle, steam little potatoes, mashed potato are all good
As for serving a salad: if it is a formal dinner party, I would definitely serve a salad as a separate course; for first course: something more elaborate such endive, apples, blue cheese, walnut, etc. Just a simple green salad if served after the boeuf bourguignon.
I just served this at a Dinner party and it was a big success. I had no potatos in my stew so I seved with Salad of Spring mix with a dijon mustard dressing then I did roasted garlic mashed potatos and I also did a slow roasted Fall veggie combo of turnips , burssel sprouts and carrots. For desseI did fruit crepes.