7 Party-Ready Hors d’Oeuvres Recipes

With New Year’s Eve approaching it’s time to plan your party! What small bites will you serve? Take our suggestion and choose one of these seven canapé recipes for your menu. Perfect for any gathering, but especially festive for New Year’s Eve, these are our picks for best appetizers of the year. Elegant without being fussy, simple…

New Year’s Eve: Time for Caviar!

There’s nothing better than caviar and Champagne on New Year’s Eve. Are you hosting a party or an intimate dinner for two? However you choose to ring in the new year, a tin of caviar will make it a special evening. Our Ossetra Malossol Caviar is raised on an aqua farm in France, exclusively for D’Artagnan. Aquitaine,…

Choosing Wines for Christmas Dinner

Before you get lost in the world of wine ratings, scores and blog advice, let us help you with a few simple pointers about what to consider when choosing wines for Christmas dinner. Chances are your meal is centered around a roasted goose, turkey, capon, leg of lamb, or glazed ham. Think of the wine as…

Last Days to Order for Christmas!

This is the final stretch – the last few days before Christmas! Have you ordered your goose, turkey or ham for the holiday meal? There’s still time to order this week,  but our stock is dwindling fast! Order for your holiday meals and parties at dartagnan.com by Thursday, Dec. 21 at 12 noon EST. We ship…

Weekend Project: DIY Food Gifts Everyone Will Love

We are advocates for a well-stocked kitchen – the freezer in particular. That’s why we offer black truffle butter in 1 lb. logs. It keeps nicely in the freezer and is always at the ready for last-minute inspirations (and popcorn for Netflix nights). Bacon is another one of those must-haves. Think of all the things that…

Holiday Hosting: 3 Gorgeous Gougeres Recipes for Parties

Planning a Christmas or New Year’s party? Consider adding gougeres to the menu.  These little morsels of pâte à choux dough with cheese are basically French cheese puffs. It’s everything you want in a party food: fun and easy to eat (finger food!) and totally addictive. You can make the dough ahead, roll into puffs and freeze…

The Cure-All: 4 Gifts for Food Aficionados

That’s right, the cure-all we’re talking about is charcuterie. Extraordinary charcuterie, suitable for giving to the most dedicated foodie. With charcuterie becoming a household word, you have to work a little harder to impress with a gift of cured meat. We’ve done that part for you. These premium pieces of charcuterie represent the pinnacle of…

Christmas Dinner: Recipes for 7 Splendid Side Dishes

These recipes for side dishes involve ingredients we love, like truffle butter, duck fat, bacon, and chorizo. Whether baking yeast rolls or sauteing green beans, there’s always room to make things a bit more savory. We hope you will try some of these recipes for your holiday meal, or any other occasion where full flavor…

A Tasty Holiday Roast: Leg of Lamb

Our tender lamb makes for an impressive roast on the holiday table, yet it’s so easy to prepare that you might make it any time of the year. Get a little fancy with our Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Port Wine Truffle Sauce recipe for your Christmas or New Year’s dinner. This 5-star review of…

Happy Hanukkah

To all of our Jewish friends … on this first night of Hanukkah, we wish you a happy holiday and a season full of light. And may all your latkes be fried in duck fat and topped with foie gras. For more recipes incorporating duck fat and potatoes, try our incredible fingerling confit recipe for a rich side…

4 Goose Recipes for the Holidays

Roasting a goose may be daunting, but if your goose is well cooked, it has succulent, tender, dark meat that is rich tasting, and free of fat. A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, according to the French writer Honoré de Balzac. It certainly is a classic choice for Christmas dinner. Roasting…