1. Susan – what a delightful take on verrines! I love the photos, and it is fun to see all your glassware and china! I look forward to sharing a few with you and others, as well as a look at the perfect vessels for these exquisite starters. In the New Year, after verrines, we can get into cuillères (Fr.) or cucchiai (It.): spoons! – David

  2. Cool idea–but where can we buy verrine glasses?

  3. Loved this post and will use my imagination to create verrines next time I have a dinner party. I am sure Cocoa & Lavender will help with the inspiration!

  4. Finally, something new and fun has come along, that is "new" to most of us. Of course I'm referring to Verrines!!
    I have often wished I could have "just a bite" of everything.
    Who hasn't been tempted to steal a "bite" from someone elses plate?
    Now,to twist an idiom,instead of "taking the "bite" OUT of food, we can concentrate on putting the "bite" INTO food, making a fun dining experience.
    Thanks, Susan for making our mouths water for change and not the same old tastes !!

  5. To all those who enjoyed this piece on verrines, do check out Cocoa and Lavender (see link above) for beautiful photos and great recipes!

    And, to those of you wondering what glasses to use for verrines, Cocoa and Lavender provides more ideas. We do have a limited supply of verrine sets for sale. Write to me directly if you are interested.

    And to MN, I couldn't agree more about the beauty of having just a bite of something! It is fun!

    Thanks to everyone for your interest!


  6. Having recently vacationed in Scotland (as well as Provence) and sampled traditional Scottish dishes, may I suggest that you take a look at the traditional Scottish dessert known as cranachan. Cranachan is indeed served like a verrine, in a tall glass so that the layers are exposed to view. Essential ingredients are raspberries, toasted oatmeal, whisky (of course), honey, and whipped cream, and in the classic version will consist of layers, from the bottom up, of whole raspberries, cream whipped with honey and whisky, cream lightly whipped with crushed raspberries to give a marbled effect, more cream whipped with honey and whisky, toasted oatmeal (soaked in whisky and lightly mixed with cream), finished with another layer of whole raspberries. Other layers of differing colors and textures may also be introduced and some hosts will bring the differing ingredients to the table in separate bowls so that the diners may fill their glasses with their own version of cranachan.


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