The Kitchen @ CDV
Our passion at carte-du-vin is wine and food pairing
Check out our tried and tested recipes, each with a wine recommendation!
1. Assemble all the ingredients before starting to cook
2. Always pre-heat your oven in advance
3.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!
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
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.
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.
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
Simply Scrumptious Prawn Cocktail
Nothing new here just a traditional prawn cocktail - it has been a popular starter since the ‘60’s and still being enjoyed, so why change it!
Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes with Herb Sauce
Serve as a main course or as a canapé with a bowl of the herb sauce - great to dip and dunk!
1 hr + 1 hour to chill the cakes