Our passion at carte-du-vin is wine and food pairing
Check out our tried and tested recipes, each with a wine recommendation!
Assemble all the ingredients before starting to cook
Always pre-heat your oven in advance
Keep tasting and adjust seasonings as you go along.
Asparagus Tart with Brie & Black Olive Dressing : V
I make this tart in May when you can get fresh British aparagus. It makes an impressive starter but also can be served with salad for a Summer lunch
6 Servings as a starter
Bacon & Olive Apéritif Cake from Madame Brigandat
I was given this recipe from Madam Brigandat herselp one day when we were visiting the Champagne House. It is perfect with early evening drinks!
Bacon, Pea and Mint Carbonara
Add peas and fresh mint to this traditional recipe gives colour and great Springtime flavours
Butternut & Peppadew Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
This tasty ravioli makes a great starter and although a bit fiddly everything can be made in advance so easy for a dinner party.
1 hr 50 minutes
makes approx. 60 ravioli
Butternut Stilton and Walnut Pastry Rolls
A great vegetarian alternative to traditional sausage rolls
1 hour 30 minutes
Crispy Potato, Tomato and Halloumi Bake
Makes a great starter made in individual dishes or make in a large ovenproof dish for a mid-week supper
1 hr 10 minutes
Date & Walnut Goat’s Cheese Crostini
Great for a starter but also serve as a canapé by making small easy crostinis by using a pastry cutter and sliced bread.
Duck Liver Terrine
Thank you Werner the Chef at Mo and Rose Guest House South Africa for this lovely paté recipe
2hrs 45 mins plus 2 hrs chilling time
Feta, Beetroot & Parsley Salad
Great salad and makes a change from a green salad. Beetroot adds such great colour to any dish and very healthy too!
1hr 20 minutes
2-4 depending on main course or starter
Goat’s Cheese Crostini Salad with Roast Grapes and Walnuts -V
This recipe makes a lovely starter add to a Summer salad or add as a topping to crostinis, great for parties.
Goat’s Cheese Potatoes in their Jackets - V
These potatoes are great for a lunch time snack but also bake smaller potatoes and use as a canapé
1hr 30 mins
Goat’s Cheese and Pear Salad
Such an easy and tasty salad and It is ideal as a starter
6 as a starter
Goat’s Cheese, Parma Ham & Beetroot Salad
This is a very quick and easy starter. Because of the beetroot and white cheese it is a show-stopper
Halloumi Stuffed Peppers
This is a great vegetarian dish which can be made in advance.
Mushrooms in Sherry
This is an old favourite, it makes a perfect topping for crostini or keep things simple add to toast for a snack supper
4 - 6 servings
Pea & Gorgonzola Panna Cotta
This is a simple starter which can be enjoyed with smoked meat of fish or try just by itself with the meat or fish as a garnish
5 hours (4 hours setting time)
8 - 10
Pea Puree, Rocket & Broad Bean Crostini
These crostini’s are lovely to hand round at any party especially lovely for a summer lunch
makes about 20 crostini
Pork Apricot & Pistachio Terrine
Terrines look amazing! They can be eaten with an aperitif, but as they are more substantial than a pâté enjoy on a picnic or perfect for a summer lunch dish.
1.5 hr + marinade overnight & cool for 8 hrs
6 - 8 servings
Portuguese Prawns & Chorizo
This makes a tasty starter add a salad and you have an easy main dish