A luscious medley of juicy grilled meats, meat farandoles is the apex of paradise for lovers of meat. This recipe consists of an assortment of grilled meats and their sauces arranged in one large plate with a corolla of vegetables in the middle. This dish includes at least six types of meat: smoked pork, chicken, duck, beef, veal, lamb, and chipolata sausage. Just reading through the list is enough to give you a heart attack (from pure pleasure).
The distinct and different flavors of the meat are experienced in one meal. The custom is to eat little by little, sampling a slice of beef and then a piece of pork, and then a little lamb and then some duck, eating them together with thin slices of vegetables. Sip some red wine in between bites and luxuriate in gustatory satisfaction.This highly filling dish is best enjoyed with an equally luxurious wine such as Cotes de Provence rouge or Bordeaux.
The term farandoles refer to a kind of dance that originates from Provence, typically performed with music that is measured in 6/8 time and a lively tempo that can range from moderate to fast. This recipe takes inspiration from this popular folk dance, making a symphony and music out of different kinds of meat.
It may seem as simple as tossing a piece of meat on a hot grill, but cooking a truly perfect steak is much more of an art than you might think. Sometimes, it’s as simple as meat seasoned with nothing but salt and freshly ground pepper. Grilling has got to be the perfect illustration of summer. And whether you do it on the beach or in the backyard, the aroma, the smoky flavor of the food, the caramelized natural sugar from the meat will give you a holistic sense of pleasure like dancing farandoles.
Cotes de Provence rouge, Bordeaux