FRENCH CLASSICAL MENU : FRENCH CLASSICAL MENU French Classical Menu : French Classical Menu Hors-d oeuvre
Rest in course
Afters Complied by mr. viraj chavan Hors-D OeuvreThey are of spicy in nature in order to stimulate the appetite, the term is accepted as a meaning of variety of pickled or well seasoned food stuffs . They are either served from a rotating trolley or a tray a small amount of each variety being placed on the plate to make up a portion.Examples Of Hors d oeuvres are : -Beet rootPotato SaladTomato SaladFish MayonnaiseRussian SaladThe term hors d oeuvre also covers any items which are served before the soup usually known as hors d oeuvres substitutes.Caviar : - Roe of sturgeon fishShellfish cocktail : - prawns or shrimps on a bed of shredded lettuce covered with tomato flavoured mayonnaise.Melon Frappe : - Chilled MelonSaumon Fume : - smoked salmonPate maison : - goose or chicken liver, cooked , sieved and well seasoned : Hors-D OeuvreThey are of spicy in nature in order to stimulate the appetite, the term is accepted as a meaning of variety of pickled or well seasoned food stuffs . They are either served from a rotating trolley or a tray a small amount of each variety being placed on the plate to make up a portion.Examples Of Hors d oeuvres are : -Beet rootPotato SaladTomato SaladFish MayonnaiseRussian SaladThe term hors d oeuvre also covers any items which are served before the soup usually known as hors d oeuvres substitutes.Caviar : - Roe of sturgeon fishShellfish cocktail : - prawns or shrimps on a bed of shredded lettuce covered with tomato flavoured mayonnaise.Melon Frappe : - Chilled MelonSaumon Fume : - smoked salmonPate maison : - goose or chicken liver, cooked , sieved and well seasoned Complied by mr. viraj chavan Potage : Potage Soup may also act as an appetizer for the courses to come. Two soups are generally provided on the menu one being the clear soup(consommé) and the other a thick soup (crème, veloute, puree). Although it must be noted that the clear soup is always placed first on the menu.
Examples : -
Tortue Claire : - clear turtle soup
Consommé julienne : - clear soup garnished with strips of root vegetables
Consommé celestine : - clear soup garnished with strips of savoury pancakes.
Bisque d homard :- thick lobster- flavored soup
Crème de tomates : - cream of tomato
Soup a l oignon : - clear onion soup Complied by mr. viraj chavan Oeuf : Oeuf Examples of egg dishes are: -
Omelette espagnole – Flat omelette with onions, peppers and tomatoes
Omelette aux tomates : - tomato omelette
Omlette aux champignons : - mushroom omelette
Oeuf poche florentine : - poached egg on a bed of spinach coated with cheese sauce & gratinated
Oeuf brouille au lard : - scrambled egg with bacon. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Farinaceous/ Farineaux : Farinaceous/ Farineaux Examples of farinaceous dishes are: -
Spaghetti napolitine – spaghetti in a tomato- and garlic- flavoured sauce.
Ravioli : - noodle type pasta filled with a variety of stuffing, such as chicken, beef, and spinach
Cannelloni : - rolls of ravioli paste filled with stuffing as for ravioli.
Gnocchi romaine – semolina based.
Spaghetti bolognaise – spaghetti blended with minced lean beef with rich brown sauce. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Poissons : Poissons The method of cooking and type of fish used may vary to some extent, but will be normally be as follows: -
Poached : - Salmon, Trout, Turbout (each with its appropriate garnish and accompanying sauce).
Fried : - Whitebait, sole(sometimes)
Hot Shellfish : - Lobster, crayfish, Dublin bay prawns.
Fish is soft-fibred and tender meat which is easily digested and helps to prepare the appetite for the heavier courses to come. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Examples of fish dishes are: - : Examples of fish dishes are: - Sole meuniere : - Sole shallow fried in butter.
Sole colbert : - Sole, flour, egg and bread crumbed and deep fried. (fillets).
Sole cubat : - fillet of sole poached, dressed on a mushrooms puree and coated with a cheese sauce.
Darne de saumon grillee, sauce bearnaise – salmon cutlet grilled with an egg- and butter based sauce flavoured with tarragon.
Homard Newburg : - Lobster served with thickened sauce of fish stock and cream flavoured with brandy and finished with butter. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Entree : Entree Entrées are generally small, well garnished dishes which come from the kitchen ready for service. They are always accompanied by very rich gravy or sauce when releve follow entrée then potatoes and vegetables are not served with the latter; if, however a releve does not follow the entrée they would be served with the dish
Examples of this type of dish are : -
Poulet saute chasseur : - saute chicken in a rich brown sauce flavoured with tomatoes and mushroom.
Supreme de volaille sur cloche – breast and wing of chicken cooked under a cover in oven.
Kebab orientale: - savoury items cooked on a skewer.
Steak Daine : - minute steak shallow fried and flavoured with onions and mushrooms finished with red wine or cream.
Chateaubriand : - double fillet steak grilled. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Sorbets : Sorbets Because of the length of the French classical menu, this course is considered to be the rest between courses
The sorbet must therefore be able to counteract the richness of dishes already served and build up the appetite of the dishes to follow.
The sorbet is a water ice plus Italian Meringue flavored with champagne or a liqueur. It should be piped in to a champagne glass which should then be served on an underplate with a teaspoon.
At this stage of the meal cigarettes were passed, traditionally these were Russian cigarettes and sometimes the first speech was given Complied by mr. viraj chavan Releves : Releves Releves are normally larger than entrees and take the form of butcher’s joints which have to be carved. These joints are normally roasted. A sauce or a roast gravy with potatoes and green vegetables are always served with this course.
The main dish will consist any of the following: -
Saddle of mutton, baron of beef, boned sirloin, braised ham.
Contrefilet de boeuf roti a l anglaise : - boned and roasted sirloin of beef.
Carre d agneau roti : - roast best end of lamb
Cuissot de porc roti puree de pommes : - roast legg of pork with apple sauce.
Gigot d agneau roti sauce menthe : - roast leg of lamb with mint sauce Complied by mr. viraj chavan Roti : Roti Roast always contain roast game or poultry: - chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant, quail. Each dish is accompanied by its own particular sauce and gravy, with a green salad served separately on a cresent shaped dish. The latter is placed at the top left hand corner of the cover Complied by mr. viraj chavan Legumes : Legumes At this stage the balance of the courses is gradually returning from heavy to light. We now have a vegetable dish served only with its accompanying sauce. Such vegetables. Such vegetables are artichokes, asparagus & corn on the cob, with hollandaise sauce( an egg and butter based sauce) or beurre fondue( melted butter) offered seperately, in classic functions these legumes may be served on their own as a separate vegetable course. Complied by mr. viraj chavan Legumes to accompany main course might be : Legumes to accompany main course might be Puree de pommes (de terre) : - creamed potatoes
Pommes sautees: - potaoes boiled in skins peeled sliced and shalow fried.
Pommes Frites : - Deep fried potatoes.
Pommes au four: - baked jacket potato
Champignons grilles : - grilled mushrooms
Choufleur mornay: - cauliflower with a cheese sauce.
Haricots verts au beurre: - French beans tossed in butter Complied by mr. viraj chavan SALADES : SALADES Examples of salades are: -
Salade francaise : - lettuce, tomato, egg, & vinaigrette dressings.
Salade vert: - Lettuce, watercress, cucumber and green pepper. Complied by mr. viraj chavan BUFFET FROID : BUFFET FROID Examples of cold buffet items are: -
Poulet roti : - Roast chicken
Caneton Roti: - Roast Duck
Mayonnaise d hommard: - lobster mayonnaise
Galantine de volaille: - Cold chicken coated with a chicken flavoured sauce and decorated, then coated in aspic. Complied by mr. viraj chavan ENTREMETS : ENTREMETS The sweet may be hot or cold.
Souffles, crepes(pancakes), coupes(ice cream dishes)
Crepe suzette : - pancakes in a rich fresh orange juice and flamed with brandy.
Ananas Flambes au kirsch: - Pineapple flamed with cherry flavoured liquor.
Peche Melba: - Vanilla Ice cream topped with a peach coated with a raspberry jam sauce and decorated with cream.
Bombes : - various Ice cream sweets. Complied by mr. viraj chavan SAVOUREUX : SAVOUREUX Savouries may take the form of savoury items served hot on toast or as a savoury souffle.
Welsh rarebit: - Cheese sauce Flavoured with ale on toast gratinated.
Canape Daine :- Chicken livers rolled in bacon and grilled, placed on a warm toast.
Champignons sur croute: - mushrooms on toast. Complied by mr. viraj chavan FROMAGES : FROMAGES All type of cheese may be offered together with appropriate accompaniments, the ideal cheese board will combine hard, semi-hard, soft or cream, blue and fresh cheese.
Cheddar hard England
Edam hard Holland
Brie soft France
Demi-sel soft France
Caerphilly semi-hard Wales
Ricotta Fresh Italy Complied by Mr. Viraj Chavan DESSERTS : DESSERTS All forms of Fresh Fruits and nuts may be served accompanied by castor sugar and salt Complied by mr. viraj chavan BEVERAGES : BEVERAGES Examples are: -
Coffee: - Cona, Cafetiere, Iced, Filter, Speciality, Decaffeinated.
Tea: - Indian, Ceylon, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Orange Pekoe
Always remember that while compiling menus beverages are not counted as a course. Complied by mr. viraj chavan