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Diner a la Maison: A Parisian's Guide to Cooking and Entertaining at Home

Laurent Buttazzoni Sofia Coppola



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Rizzoli International Publications
21 May 2019
Cookery, food & drink; Parties, etiquette & entertaining
The Parisian dinner party is the ideal of entertaining chic: the style of the host, the quality of the food and wine, and the beauty of the setting. With this creative and invaluable book, Laurent Buttazzoni - renowned French architect, gourmand, and celebrated host of delightful dinner parties in Paris - shares his tried and true elements for Parisian entertaining. Dispelling the myths of expense and complexity that can intimidate hosts, Diner a la Maison is a guide to shopping, cooking, and entertaining the Parisian way. Led by beautiful colour photographs made in the author's home, the book covers the fundamental ingredients for the pantry, followed by a guide to pairing 42 menus with it's own decor and table setting. From weekday hits to weekend entertaining, seasonal events, and holiday parties, each menu is accompanied by ideas for a decoration theme. For weeknight gathering, Buttazzoni offers simple seasonal dishes such as Watercress Soup and French Macaroni and Cheese or Rack of Lamb with Pan Juices, Green Tabbouleh, and Lemon Tart. For a more formal dinner party a menu of Belgian Endive Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese, Duck Breast a l'Orange, and Honey Glazed Turnips or Poule au Pot, Poached Vegetables, and a luscious Berry Trifle. With a candid guide to shopping for everything from good-quality groceries to eclectic tableware, as well as creative tips on the details that make any dinner party a success (pop your champagne in the freezer before guests arrive!) - and with an introduction by style icon Sofia Coppola - this book is an essential tool for all those who want to receive family and friends at home.
By:   Laurent Buttazzoni, Sofia Coppola
Imprint:   Rizzoli International Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 191mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780847864706
ISBN 10:   0847864707
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   21 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Laurent Buttazzoni is an acclaimed French architect and interior designer whose work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Wallpaper. He is also a celebrated host and fixture of the Parisian entertaining scene. Sofia Coppola is an American director and screenwriter. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation and the Best Director award for The Beguiled at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. She divides her time between Paris and New York and is a frequent guest at Laurent Buttazzoni's dinner parties.

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