3 Irresistible Summer Salads that Are Complete Meals

Looking for simple summer meals that don’t heat up the house? Our three salad recipes are satisfying enough to be a meal and are great for serving at casual summer gatherings and family weeknight suppers. Featuring grilled steak, quail, and bacon (make it in cast iron on the grill), they are the epitome of the fresh…

DIY Tapas Party: Recipes & Tips for Your Best Summer Party

Are you looking for something fun to serve at your next gathering? Try tapas! Tapas are easy-to-prepare bar snacks or appetizers in the Spanish tradition that you can recreate at home. Small plates of savory finger foods and a few bottles of robust Spanish wine are pretty much foolproof ingredients for a successful party. Be casual, think…

Your Summer Parties Need These 5 Easy Charcuterie & Seafood Recipes

Surf-and-turf gets a new attitude with our 5 super-simple charcuterie recipes, perfect for Memorial Day gatherings and parties around the grill this summer. Everyone wants to serve something new and exciting, but ease and speed are big factors when planning a gathering. That’s why charcuterie is a happy solution. Being cured, smoked or cooked, it requires little time…

6 Winning Recipes for Your Oscar Viewing Party

And the award for best host goes to … YOU! Planning to watch the Academy Awards on March 4th with friends? Put these delicious dishes on your party menu and get a standing ovation. But even if you’re watching the Academy Awards at home in your pajamas, a good snack is always welcome. From our favorite…

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,…

Spread the Love: Making an Epic Charcuterie Board

We consider charcuterie an instant party and a must-have at the holidays. Charcuterie is simple to serve and makes a beautiful presentation when paired with fruits, nuts, cheeses of all kinds, chutneys, pickles, olives, honey, and truffle butter. D’Artagnan offers a selection of charcuterie, such as smoked duck breast, saucisson sec, jambon de Bayonne, duck…

Perfect Party Food: Foie Gras Jewels

These “foie carat” tartlets are both beautiful and delicious. Our recipe will make at least 2 dozen bite-sized tarts, perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, or any special occasion. Easy to make, stunning to serve, these gorgeous morsels are our new favorite party trick. Puff pastry cups are filled with mousse of foie gras…

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…

Game Day Winner: Buffalo Chicken Toast Recipe

Need an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer for game day? Make a batch of spicy Buffalo chicken toasts with our new tender chicken leg confit and a few simple ingredients probably already in your kitchen. It takes only 15 minutes to put these together, and not much longer to eat them all! Ingredients 1 fresh baguette 1…

Snacks for Emmy Awards Viewing

If you’re watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, what will you be eating? We like a quick, easy and elegant charcuterie plate for entertaining and snacking (plus it goes so well with wine). To learn more about how to lay out the perfect plate, read our post about a well-balanced charcuterie board. Add a…

Flat-Out Easy Summer Meals

Grilling may be the number one cooking method in summer, but there are times when you want something different. We like the ease of a crumbly or flaky crust piled with mushrooms, vegetables, and slivers of charcuterie such as bacon or jambon de Bayonne. Convenient to serve and easy to eat, flatbread is a fun way…