Kick off the Rugby World Cup with our favourite French recipes

Kick off the Rugby World Cup with our favourite French recipes
Enjoy these French-inspired recipes during the opening weekend of the 2023 Rugby World Cup hosted in France. May your celebrations be filled with delicious flavours and memorable moments!

Double Brie with Smoked Almond Toffee

Double Brie with Smoked Almond Toffee

Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of Double Brie paired with a delightful crunch of smoked almond toffee. This appetiser will kick off your Rugby World Cup weekend in style.

Buckwheat & Seed Lavosh with Baked Brie Recipe

For a sophisticated twist on a classic favourite, try our Buckwheat & Seed Lavosh with Baked Brie. The combination of crunchy lavosh and gooey Brie is a winning match for rugby fans.

Christmas Pate With Pickled Cherries

Delicious Pate With Pickled Cherries 

Bring a touch of holiday spirit to your World Cup gathering with this Pate featuring pickled cherries. It’s a festive and flavourful appetiser that’s sure to impress.

Quiche Lorraine Recipe | MiNDFOOD Recipes & Tips

Quiche Lorraine Recipe 

A classic French dish, Quiche Lorraine is perfect for brunch or as a savoury snack while watching the matches. Its buttery pastry and creamy filling are simply irresistible.

Croque Monsieur Slice

Croque Monsieur Slice 

Enjoy a slice of Paris with this Croque Monsieur recipe. Layers of ham, cheese, and bechamel sauce make it a deliciously indulgent treat for rugby enthusiasts.

Crab & Potato Croquettes with Taramasalata Aioli Recipe

Crab & Potato Croquettes with Taramasalata Aioli Recipe 

These crispy crab and potato croquettes with a creamy taramasalata aioli dipping sauce will be a hit at your rugby party. They’re packed with flavour and perfect for snacking.

The Best Baguette Ever 

No French-inspired gathering is complete without a baguette. Make this recipe to ensure you have the freshest, crustiest baguette for your rugby feast.

Individual Confit Garlic, Orange & Currant Garlic Breads

Elevate your bread game with these individual confit garlic, orange, and currant garlic breads. The combination of flavours is a delightful accompaniment to your World Cup spread.

Tuna Nicoise

Nicoise Salad 

For a healthier option, serve up a refreshing Nicoise Salad. It’s a medley of fresh vegetables, tuna, olives, and eggs, dressed in a tangy vinaigrette.

Roasted Onion, Artichoke, 
Brie and Walnut Tart

This savoury tart combines the earthy flavours of roasted onion, artichoke, creamy Brie, and crunchy walnuts. It’s a delightful addition to your rugby weekend menu.

Chickpea Crepes with Mushroom Ragu and Goats Curd

Chickpea Crepes with Mushroom Ragu and Goats Curd 

Try something unique with these chickpea crepes topped with a savoury mushroom ragu and creamy goat’s curd. It’s a taste of France with a modern twist.

Hachis Parmentier

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with Hachis Parmentier, the French version of Shepherd’s Pie. It’s a hearty and delicious option for rugby enthusiasts.

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-decadent, Dauphinoise Potatoes make for the perfect side dish to accompany your rugby weekend feast.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe | MiNDFOOD Recipes & Tips

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

A classic French dish, Beef Bourguignon is a slow-cooked masterpiece. The tender beef in a rich red wine sauce is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Fillet of Beef with Pepper Rub and Garlic Bread

Fillet of Beef with Pepper Rub and Garlic Bread 

Treat your guests to a gourmet experience with fillet of beef seasoned with a pepper rub and served with garlic bread. It’s a dish that screams elegance.

Duck & Cognac Pithiviers

Duck & Cognac Pithiviers

For those looking for a more exotic flavour, the Duck & Cognac Pithiviers is a must-try. This flaky pastry filled with succulent duck and cognac is pure indulgence.

Classic French Creme Brûlée 

End your rugby weekend on a sweet note with Classic French Creme Brûlée. The crackling caramelised sugar on top of creamy custard is pure bliss.

Le Cordon Bleu’s Red Gala Tarte Tatin

Le Cordon Bleu’s Red Gala Tarte Tatin 

Experience the sophistication of Le Cordon Bleu with this Red Gala Tarte Tatin. It’s a stunning dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Spiced Chocolate Crêpe Cake with Chocolate Mousse & Hazelnut Praline

Spiced Chocolate Crêpe Cake with Chocolate Mousse & Hazelnut Praline 

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This spiced chocolate crepe cake layered with chocolate mousse and hazelnut praline is a dessert that will steal the show.

Croissant and Grape Bread-and-Butter Pudding

Transform leftover croissants into a delectable bread-and-butter pudding with grapes. It’s a comforting dessert that’s perfect for sharing during the World Cup.

White Chocolate & Chai Creme Brulees | MiNDFOOD

White Chocolate & Chai Creme Brûlées 

Give the classic creme brûlée a unique twist with white chocolate and chai flavours. It’s a dessert that will leave your guests craving for more.

Banana Tarte Tatin with Rum & Raisin Ice-Cream | MiNDFOOD

Banana Tarte Tatin with Rum & Raisin Ice-Cream 

This Banana Tarte Tatin is a tropical twist on a French classic. Pair it with rum and raisin ice cream for a divine dessert experience.

French Chocolate Almond Macaroons

French Chocolate Almond Macaroons 

No French-inspired menu is complete without macarons. These French Chocolate Almond Macaroons are a delightful treat that’s both elegant and delicious.

Honey Madeleines 

Savour the delicate and buttery Honey Madeleines as a sweet bite-sized treat to end your rugby weekend on a sweet note.


Celebrate the Rugby World Cup in style with a Paris-Brest, a classic French pastry shaped like a bicycle wheel. Filled with praline cream, it’s a delightful way to wrap up your French-inspired feast.


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