L’apéro in France is serious business. This consists of some drinks and nibbles that you share with your family and friends before late dinner. Here are 5 traditional kinds of food that French people have for apéro.
1- Tapenade on toast
Tapenade is an olive based paste, coming from the south of France. It is simply amazing on a small piece of bread -French Bread obviously-. It can be either green or black olives, it doesn’t matter because both of them are just delicious.
Try some Tapenade
2- Butter & smoked salmon on crackers
Very Christmas like, but you can eat it any time in the year. Get a cracker, put a generous portion of butter or some cottage cheese, a slice of smoked salmon on top and finish with a little bit of lime. Wonderful.
Get the right crackers
Get a good bottle of red wine, sit down, and enjoy a plateau de charcuterie. Randomly put on a wood board some ham, saucisson, salami, pâté or any kind of terrine... Add a glass of good “Bordeaux”. Yes, that’s right, you’re in paradise.
Try some French Terrine
4- Foie Gras on toast
We couldn’t talk about French apéro without mentioning Foie Gras. You already know about it, so let me just put a picture to make you hungry.
Try some French Foie Gras
Small sausages that we dipped into tomato sauce or in Moutarde de Dijon. The children usually love it (and the adults secretly love it too).
Get the perfect Moutarde de Dijon
You now know all the best nibbles that French people have with their friends. We hope you’ll enjoy them. Bon appétit !