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In this article, curious Francophiles, French food lovers, or French expatriates will find information like good places and websites to find
the best French food products in Westchester, for your pre-dinner drinks. This is a good opportunity to prepare French appetizers, or add a
little bit of France to your typical meals! We will also tell you how to find the products necessary to prepare the French cocktail called
“Apéro” is a short word for “apéritif”, which is a pre-dinner drink. French people often eat during apéro, too. Here are the most typical French meals that can be eaten:
These are very common French pre-dinner dishes. The pâté is a sort of paste which is a forcemeat made of liver and ground meat. It can be made with pork, beef, poultry, or fish, and it can be seasoned in various ways. When it is baked, it is considered a terrine. Then, there are the rillettes, that are more similar to a confit, and can be made with different meats, too: pork, chicken, goose, fish, etc.
These French meals can be ordered online from the chain D’Artagnan.
There are more than a thousand of French cheese varieties. Here are some of the most commonly eaten cheeses in France: Camembert, Emmental, Comté, Saint-Nectaire, Reblochon, Cantal, Roquefort, Crottin de Chavignol, Tomme de Savoie… and much more!
You can order cheeses directly from France on this website: fromages.com It features special selections of assortments, that you can find here: https://www.fromages.com/en/cheeseboards/pre-selected-cheeseboards
215 N Central Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530
In White Plains:
110 Bloomingdale Rd
White Plains, NY 10605
2141 Palmer Ave
Larchmont NY 10538
French bread, and especially French baguettes, can be eaten with pâté, cheese… or alone! Indeed, it goes with a lot of French meals, and it can go with your usual meals, too.
You can find the French baguettes and other French breads by ordering from these two bakeries and cafes:
The saucisson is a family of dry sausage in French cuisine. It is very commonly eaten in France for the “apéritif”, and it is often made of pork.
Like the pâté, French saucisson can be ordered on D’Artagnan:
Of course, the most common French drink is wine! But, we recommend you try a traditional French cocktail called the “kir”!
This recipe of the French “kir” makes 1 drink:
We recommend the traditional crème de cassis Gabriel Boudier, which is one of the most ancient distilleries in Dijon, the city where the kir comes from.
We also recommend the white wine Libération de Paris.
Find the French wine and the crème de cassis in many of the wine shops in Westchester! For example:
289 Halstead Ave
Harrison NY 10528
Dobbs Ferry NY 10522
1 Stew Leonard Drive
Yonkers, NY 10710