Makes 4 servings.
Appetizer: Carrot salad with oranges and almonds. Use grated carrots and chopped orange slices. Drizzle with an olive oil, orange juice and orange zest dressing. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Main dish: Beef tournedos with red wine and herbs
Side dishes: French fries (oil-fried or baked) and asparagus with Parmesan cheese. Place peeled asparagus stalks on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and bake for about 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C).
Dessert: Bananas flambé. Melt sugar and butter in equal proportions at medium heat until a caramel forms. Add bananas sliced in half lengthwise. Pour in rum, then ignite. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.
If you're cooking game meat or a special roast, while the gravy is heating add 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of redcurrant or raspberry jelly, 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of Port wine and 1 tsp. (5 ml) of balsamic vinegar.