Friday, 6 December 2013

A very French Christmas...

Your host Didier Billes, at the French estate Castelnau des Fieumarcon, tells us a little about what to expect to eat on Christmas day in France......

Didier is the host at Castelnau des Fieumarcon!

"Dry white wine and oysters to begin the Christmas meal is probably still a classic, and the main course is often roast poultry, like a turkey of chapon.

The trick in France is opulence. Loads of starters, middle courses, fish, meat and plenty of desserts too.

Basically, death by eating!

Oh yes, and the most important thing, the meal normally starts at midnight and finishes four or five hours later!

It's an experience. And to finish, more champagne instead of coffee!"

I think we could learn something from this menu!