I promised I would share some of my son's school lunch menus. Sometimes I wish I could join him for lunch. He's in a private school in Paris this year, but he went to a French public school last year and the menus are relatively similar. There are always multiple courses and a selection of French cheeses, an attention to seasonal items and organic foods. By the way, this is the menu at a preschool, so this is what 3, 4 and 5 year-olds eat.
Here is what he ate for the last two weeks.
The French make it sound so much more romantique, but if you don't read French, here's a loose translation:
Monday: Grated carrot salad, Tomato-basil Chicken, French green beans, Edam cheese, Petit Filou (yogurt)
Tuesday: Red cabbage salad with vinaigrette, Fish and cream sauce, Spring vegetables, Vache qui rit (cheese), Seasonal fruits
Thursday: Organic orange juice, organic beef lasagna, organic Gouda, organic chocolate cream
Friday: Cucumber salad with vinaigrette, Salmon gratin with leeks, Fruit yogurt
Monday: Tapanade pasta salad, Chicken Nuggets, Vegetable batonettes, yogurt, seasonal fruit
Tuesday: Endive and blue cheese salad, sautéed fresh vegetable chicken (or turkey), potato-carrot puree, fromage blanc (thick yogurt), chocolate mousse
Thursday: organic quinoa salad, organic tomato and basil meatballs, fromage blanc, organic apple compote
Friday: Beet salad with vinaigrette, Hake with shrimp sauce, saffron rice, chanteneige (cheese), Yogurt pastry tentation!