Menu ideas please - need a main to go with shallot tarte tartin
- Frizzle Aug 4, 2013 02:37 AM
I have a starter I'm dying to do because it's delicious but for the life of me can't think of a main and sides to go with it.
The starter is shallot tarte tartin. It's a super rich version that you only want to eat once every couple of years so I want a light main to follow. It's also for a weeknight dinner party so I don't want a heavy main that may put the guests into a food coma. Seafood is unfortunately out. Offals are also a no go but all other meats are fine.
I'm in the Southern Hemisphere and it's winter so that influences vegetable choices somewhat. I would like to try and stay with a French theme but am open to suggestions. Please help!
Friz - could you not spin it so that the tart becomes the main course, rather than the starter? A savoury tarte tatin makes a centrepiece of extreme loveliness.
Something meaty then for a starter - pate/rillettes? Or a classic onion soup? Cheese to follow the main and ending with something classically French sweet and gooey, like a brulee?
Assuming there is some sweetness to the shallot tarte tartin--sounds like a fascinating dish; could you indicate a recipe?--my first thought would be a grilled pork chop with a bit of reduction sauce (or slices from pork roast). I think a cool, crispy salad element would also be very helpful.