Paris: Red Kuri Squash Cream with Foie Gras Royale and Chorizo Julienne
Chef: Didier Pioline
Seasonal vegetable: Red kuri squash
The star ingredient of this French recipe is the humble red kuri squash (a winter squash that resembles a pumpkin). It’s a Japanese vegetable that’s best picked in winter, but it shouldn’t be eaten for another six months or so after that, as the flavour takes time to develop. They are often grown in greenhouses in Europe, as a minimum temperature of 10°C is needed for germination. Another fact about this distinctive squash? It tastes great.
Traditional French food in Paris
Paris is known for having some of the most refined dishes in the world. To the French, it’s known as ‘haute cuisine’. However, regardless of budget, something that’s consistent in French food is attention to detail, and the use of high quality ingredients. Moreish pastries, sumptuous moules-frites, freshly-baked bread, comforting onion soup, buttery escargots and decadent macarons are just some of the foods you can sink your teeth into.
From chic street cafés and fine dining restaurants to the labyrinthine boulangeries and expert cheesemongers, it’s clear that cooking is a real craft in Paris. Explore all the flavors of the French capital when you stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, which is located right next to the Arc de Triomphe.
Try the recipe: Red Kuri Squash Cream with Foie Gras Royale and Chorizo Julienne
Red kuri squash cream
Foie gras royale