The French really know how to enjoy life and nowhere is this more readily apparent than when it’s time to celebrate with food and drink. Afterall, l’aperitif (whet the appetite) is distinctly a French tradition where friends gather before a meal to enjoy cocktails, wine, beer and classic hors d’oeuvres.
Now is your chance to experiment and show off your own version of French chic at your next gathering featuring your favorite French wine and cocktails and most creative hors d’oeuvres and French-inspired small dishes.
Snap a photo of your get-together – the food, the drinks, the camaraderie – and enter it into the French Cocktail Hour Photo Contest! I’m planning to feature Dolin Vermouth in my entry along with a dish using an ingredient from one of the contest sponsors for good measure.
The grand prize is a 2 night, 3 day trip to NYC for an exclusive French cooking event in the Food Network Kitchens and more! Other neat prizes include a year’s supply of O&CO Grand Cru olive oils, Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart French Oven, Cocktail Hour gift basket from Epicerie Boulud, Cocktails and Amuse-Bouches for Her & for Him” by Daniel Boulud.
Photo courtesy of Sopexa