Food of the Week

“What could be more pleasurable than drinking wine and eating good food in the company of great friends?”  Emerson W. Scott

That is exactly what I did today!  I met my good friend at this amazing French Brasserie in downtown St. Paul called The Meritage.  We enjoyed an inspiring meal, and a great glass of wine  in a beautiful setting.  So inspiring that I felt I needed to blog about my favorite dish – the French Onion Soup.

It was outstanding!  In fact, I think even Julia Child would have raved about this one.  It was served in a beautiful white soup tureen with just the right amount of cheese melted down the sides of the bowl.  The onions were a deep golden brown color that one gets only from cooking them slowly in butter and oil.  The broth was a beautiful dark brown color with a rich, sweet full bodied flavor.  Yum!

I decided to pull out my cookbooks and recreate my french onion recipe to achieve the same flavor that I enjoyed this afternoon.  Stay tune for the results…

French Onion soup is a great dish to serve in the spring.  I like to serve it with a simple mixed green salad and vinaigrette and finish with a chocolate truffle and a glass of port.  Now that’s a memorable meal!

Bon Appetit!

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