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Butternut Squash Soup

Pair the Butternut Squash Soup with a white or rose sparkling wine. Chef Tougne suggests a Cremant de Bordeaux to bring some festive aspect to the dish

Scallops in a Half Shell with Lemon Thyme Butter Gratin

Pair the Scallops in a Half Shell with a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Try a Meursault or a Sancerre.

Vegetable Ragout
The Vegetable Ragout pairs nicely with white wines. The Alsatian recommendation would be a Riesling or a Pinot Blanc.

Chef Tougne has been known to serve it with a bit of bubbly Champagne, as well. Chef Tougne recommends pairing the Munster with a late harvest Alsatian Gewürztraminer.

While there are traditionally rules to setting a French table, Chef Tougne has made Chez Moi feel different. With its clean lines and simple, classy décor, this French bistro is made to feel like you’re walking into a friend’s home. Somewhere between lavish and country French, Chez Moi is warm, a place to relax and enjoy great food and even better company. Here are a few ways that Chef Tougne created his ambiance and how you can do it in your home for your Modern French Bistro Gourmet Club dinner.Not all elements have to be classic French. Chez Moi is a tribute to Chef Tougne’s heritage, family and traditions. Find the gems in your family or group and make them shine.Incorporate rich, deep colors into your décor for a sophisticated, stylish, country French feel. Try for items that add comfortable functionality to your group. If you have wicker furniture or vintage quilts, pull them out for this dinner. Mix color and texture in your serving pieces, from simple white dinnerware to colorful canvas or linen napkins and placemats. Floral or checked patterns add warmth to the room.