Pour recevoir en grand!||To host in style!


To host in style!

As we all know, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to enjoy good times with family members or friends that you don’t have the opportunity to see as often as you would like. That’s why it’s important to take your time and make the most of it.

We thought of you because we too like “relaxed” meals in good company. This is what our quintessential evening would look like!

The Welcome

The cocktail or the punch as my grandmother would say! Perfect introduction to a fun and colorful evening. Use a drink mixer to look professional and impress the visit. You will always seem to know you there thanks to the recipes written directly on the glass, whether for a cosmopolitan classic, something more exotic like a margarita or for those who “dare”, but not too much, a tequila sunrise. .

We feel a generous heart, here is even one more holiday recipe that will amaze your guests.

Sparkling cranberries


  • 20 ml (1/3 oz) vodka
  • 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) White cranberry juice
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • Sparkling wine
  • Ice cubes


  • Combine the vodka, white cranberry juice and vanilla extract in a shaker filled with ice cubes.
  • Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds.
  • Filter over a flute using an ice colander.
  • Top with sparkling wine and a small leaf of fresh mint.

The appetizer

Renew your eternal Caesar or garden salad with our favorite recipe for bocconcini tomato salad. Your taste buds will be amazed. La Belle Excuse products are a must for the chef who sleeps in you.

Tomato bocconcini salad

The main meal

At this stage, all the options are possible, but as we like to taste and have a good appetite, we wanted to suggest the novelty of Ricardo this year which may, by the way, leave quickly: the electric reversible raclette set. Tip: marinate your ingredients the day before and save preparation time the same day to pamper yourself or prepare dessert!

Whether it’s for the late evening meal or even Sunday brunch, a raclette is always a “must”. With its reversible plate the possibilities are enormous. The small pans also allow everyone to indulge in the creation of small dishes au gratin or not.

Reversible raclette set


Why make it complicated when it can be simple! Simmer your dessert while you enjoy the presence of your guests. As a raclette meal is prepared fairly quickly and you had already taken a lead the day before, you have 30 minutes left to prepare your dessert.

We suggest Ricardo’s Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Recipe which is simple, quick and so delicious. It will cook while you eat your main meal.

To conclude

After filling up your stomach, now is the time to … have fun! Play dumpling or try the “Around a Bottle” game. This Quebec product is simple, funny and a perfect excuse to keep drinking wine.

Have a nice evening!