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Food & Drink: Christmas meals. The recipe for the Virginie Giboire chief associates Saint-Jacques, turnip and pear

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Pour les fêtes, la cheffe Virginie Giboire suggère un millefeuille de saint-jacques, poire et navet. © Ouest-France for the holidays, the Virginie Giboire chief suggests a millefeuille of scallops, pear and turnip.

Millefeuilles de Saint-Jacques, turnips, pear and sorrel: it is the proposal of the Rennes head of the Raines restaurant for a festive entrance that is off the beaten track.

"For the holidays, it's not just the truffle", smiles Virginie Giboire. Before the Christmas break, The head of the restaurant Racines (1) Book in Ouest-France its proposal as a dish for the holidays, an entrance in the form of a millefeuille of scallops, turnips, pear and sorrel. “These are affordable seasonal products. » The turnip for a festive meal, a daring choice? "The raw turnip, finely cut, it's very soft! On the plate, the scallop will be raw too. "I prefer, we really have the taste of the product. " Small possible variant: " Replace lemon with Clementine , suggests Virginie Giboire. I will try this at home. »

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Pour les fêtes, Virginie Giboire suggère un millefeuille de saint-jacques, poire et navet. © Ouest-France For the holidays, Virginie Giboire suggests a millefeuille de scjaques, pear and turnip.

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Recipe "Great & Millau" Club of tomorrow ". Millefeuille de Saint-Jacques, turnips, pear and sorrel. For eight people (€ 2 per person): four brick sheets, 50 g of butter, a tablespoon of honey, 20 fresh scallops, four large new turnips, four pears, 1/2 sorrel boot (can Be replaced by spinach), a organic lime

Vinaigrette: 100 g of pear juice, 20 g of apple cider vinegar, 10 g of lemon juice, salt, 30 g of olive oil, pepper of Espelette. Mix all the ingredients together and serve as a saucier.

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brick sheet: Melt the half salt butter with honey. Brush a first brick sheet with the mixture. Cover with a second sheet. Repeat the operation up to four sheets. Cut out the size of the mold. Cook on a 65 ° C parchment paper for 8 minutes. Get a golden coloring.

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Mounting (at the last moment) : Cut the turnips, pears and scallops at the end Carpaccio. Mount the millefeuille as follows in the mold (put the bruck sheet): turnips / scallops + salt flower + lemon zest / sorrel leaves / pears / turnips / scallops + fleur de sel + zest lemon /large sorrel leaves /cut pears /turnips. With a sharp knife, cut into eight parts. Put a little fleur de sel and pepper.

What wines to accompany this recipe?

to accompany the millefeuille de Saint-Jacques de Virginie Giboire, Alex Cozien and Fabien Miniou, managers of the cellar Le Vin Vivé (2), retain two white wines. "A Sancerre 2020 by Daniel Chotard (19, 60 €) and a Causse, Gayac wine, of the Cantalauze estate cuvée (11, 40 €), suggests Alex Cozien. With Sancerre, we are on sandy clay soils of the Loire center with a nice minerality. Something with beautiful exuberance and liveliness, fruity. " for the dissent cuvée, " It is a mauzac green grape that has a marked, dry and lively entrance. There is a fennel trend that will go well with turnip, a beautiful freshness ”.

(1) Roots, gourmet restaurant, 4 passage. Antoinette-Caillot in Rennes. Such. 02 99 65 64 21. Website:

(2) Live wine, wine cellar, beers, spirits and cheeses, 78 email François-Mitterrand in Rennes. Such. 02 90 22 74 83;

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