5 French Recipes for your Jubilee Lunch Party

By Valentine Benoist

Hosting your own street party, having friends over or planning a laid-back picnic in a park…? The 2022 Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend is now around the corner and we know you’ll be making the most of it! Now if you’re looking for some food inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite recipes, to help you celebrate the Queen’s unprecedented anniversary, French style.  


Crunchy Vegetables with Sauce Gribiche 

Start light with crudités sticks, a typical French snack that’s just perfect for warmer months. The sharp sauce gribiche - with eggs, capers and anchovies - makes the punchiest dip for crunchy raw vegetables, like little pink radishes, cauliflower florets or carrot sticks. Enjoy with a chilled glass of French rosé wine

Read the full recipe here. 

© ©Paul Stevan

Courgette Fritters with Spiced Honey Yoghurt Sauce 

Yes these courgette fritters do require a little bit of work, but they make a perfect bite-sized starter for your guests. The grated Cantal PDO cheese gives them a welcome buttery texture, and they’re delicious dipped into the honey and yoghurt sauce with warm notes from the garam masala. 

Read the full recipe here.

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Chicken Kebabs 

It’s barbecue time! Vibrant and colourful, these chicken kebabs are marinated in lemon and thyme and work wonders served with roasted bell peppers. If you manage to put your hands on Menton IGP lemons, you’ll definitely taste the difference these insanely fragrant citrus fruits from the South of France bring to the dish. 

Read the full recipe here.

© ©My Kitchen Society

Celebration Sponge Cake with Dark Chocolate and Red Berries 

Let’s not forget the ultimate celebration cake! You can either go for the traditional Victoria sponge cake with fluffy whipped creme fraiche, but we have our eyes on this decadent sponge cake with a French rich dark chocolate ganache and fresh red berries.
Happy Jubilee! 

Read the full recipe here. 

© Jaja Food Studio

Chocolate and Lemon Macarons 

Last but definitely not least, how about a sweet little something for everyone to nibble on with your coffee at the end of the meal? These cute chocolate and lemon macarons stole our heart. With their crunchy shell and delicate filling, they are the Frenchiest of all treats to end the meal superbly. 

Read the full recipe here. 


© ©My Kitchen Society


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