Check below for French country buffet food ideas and a weekly French diet tip for this upcoming Labor Day weekend. Convenient links for dish recipes already published are included, as well as drink suggestions that pair well with our French country buffet food ideas. And since we all tend to overindulge a bit on holiday weekends (rightfully so!), our French diet tip this week may help us manage these delicious excesses.
French Country Buffet Food Ideas for Labor Day Weekend
To stay in season and in the spirit of summer, we are opting for a cold country buffet. Cold buffets are also great to take on the road for a picnic or potluck – no need to warm anything up which is always a plus on hot days. Make sure you add a couple of bread baskets filled with fresh sliced baguette or French bread on your buffet table — goes great with each buffet dishes below and is a healthier alternative to chips for those that would like the option. Now, these buffet food ideas are very versatile so feel free to mix and match with what you may have already planned and adjust based on your particular plans and preferences. Enjoy and bon appétit!
Weekly French Diet Tip: plan ahead for eating a bit more over Labor Day weekend so make sure you have fruits and yogurt at home next week. You may even want to prepare a soup ahead of time to be ready the day following your labor day weekend extravaganza! This way you will have all you need to eat lighter meals and compensate for your weekend pleasures.
French Country Buffet Food Ideas / Buffet Campagnard
Assorted Deli Meats / Assortiment de Charcuteries
- Prociutto/Jambon de Bayonne
- Dry Salami/Saucisson Sec
- Condiments: olives, cornichons
Composed Salads / Salades Composées
Cold Cooked Meats / Viandes Froides
- Roasted Chicken, Mayonnaise/Poulet rôti, Mayonnaise
- Pork Roast, Aioli Sauce/Rôti de Porc à l’aïoli
Cheese / Fromage
- Fromager D’Affinois
Dessert / Dessert
- Light French Apple Tart Recipe/Tarte Légère aux Pommes
- Medley of Fruits/ Corbeille de fruits
Drinks / Boissons
- A nice Bordeaux red wine, a chilled rosé, or a chilled Chardonnay.
- Perrier, Evian, Coca-Cola, Orangina