Being a vegetarian in France isn’t always easy. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don’t. However, whether you’re a meat eater or not, one of the great trends in French food is the rise of verrines (derived from verre, the French for a glass). These are simple combinations of flavorful, colorful ingredients in (duh) a small glass.
Frequently these are combinations of fruits, vegetables, and cheese, but yes, there often meats as well. As with a lot of things in France, the presentation is as important as the dish itself, and with bold colors, verrines easily look good.
Here’s a few websites to get you going. Enjoy!
How interesting! I hadn’t heard of verrines. Thanks, Nigel. Some of those look good. (I don’t like avocado, so…)
Hope you try one (even without the avocado)!
Think I’ll stick to my rare rib-eyes.
You’d like french cooking, David. Everything is only only only just cooked!
Oh, yummy! Hmm, odd how I immediately zeroed in on the mini-brownie verrines on the Academie Culinaire site… 😉
The mini-brownie verrine? Really? The first thing you gravitated to? Weird. Just weird.
I’m finally here! And I chose this post to read first because I liked the photos of the verrines. They look yummy. Paris must be a very difficult place indeed to be veg, but it looks like you fared quite well anyway. Verrines are a nice presentation too, I might try serving up some veggies and stuff in a nice glass too.
Hi Madame. Yup, it’s all in the presentation. The French can even makes things that are only just cooked look appetizing.