Outlander Kitchen's Season 2 Premiere Menu for Outlander on Starz

Outlander on Starz Premiere Menu Season 2

The Outlander Kitchen suggested menu for the season 2 premiere of Outlander on Starz.

Welcome back, Outlanders! The wait is almost FINALLY over, and it looks as though we have some luscious viewing ahead of us in season two.

It also looks like everyone with access to Outlander around the world will be watching the episodes on the same weekend, give or take a day, which is a great change over season one (especially if you're Canadian like me -- Showcase is only one day behind the Starz Premiere on April 9, so we will see the Premiere on Sunday, April 10!)

Jamie and Claire Outlander on Starz Premiere Menu

The Frasers have hit Paris, and they'll spare no expense in their attempts to wheedle their way into the City of Love's Jacobite circle - full of intrigue, power struggles, and impeccably dressed men, like Charles Stuart, aka the Bonnie Prince.

Prince Charles Stuart

(both of these photos from Outlander Brasil on Instagram)

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I mean, EVEN Murtagh is coiffed and dressed!

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Outlander Kitchen's Outlander on Starz Premiere Menu for season 2 is a light affair, a series of small sips and bites easily made ahead of time so that you'll have time to mingle with your guests, pimping your 18th Century French hostessing skills.

I always tend to focus more on the food for the party, so I don't have any downloadable decorations, or fancy stuff like that. I had a look online, but my google searches didn't find anything. Yet. Please let us know in the comments below if you come across some ideas for decorating!

A good bet is to find inspiration in the official photo for season two above: sumptuous table linens, silver serving trays, candelabras and floral centrepieces. (It doesn't look like I've done any of that in the photos below, but I promise to dress things up next week when I present the last item on today's menu, Fergus's Iced Cakes.)

For more menu inspiration, check out these FIVE menus I posted for the season one premiere.

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First up is consommé, a traditional start to a formal meal. Crystal clear and rich with flavour, it stimulates diner's appetites and prepares the palate for the meal to come. Serve it in shot glasses to toast the start of your party and the new season!

I won't lie - consomme can take some time, as you'll see when you check out the recipe below, but a little goes a LONG way, and your guests will thank you for this treat while they praise your culinary prowess.

Outlander Kitchen's recipe for Beef Consomme. (Use the same method to make chicken or turkey consomme, if you prefer.)

Gougeres Outlander on Starz Premiere Menu

Gougères are handheld cheese savories perfectly suited to a cocktail party for a bunch of would-be Jacobites. Serve them plain, as they are in Burgundy, as an accompaniment at wine tastings, or fill them for more hearty fare.

Outlander Kitchen's recipe for Gougères.

steamed mussels in butter

These mussels are based on a recipe taught to me by my very first culinary mentor, Chef Patrice. Meaty morsels swimming in butter that just beg for a crusty French loaf to soak up all the richness. Serve them in their shells, or on top of lightly toasted baguette slices. An easy dish to prepare ahead of time, then pop them under the broiler for 2 minutes when your guests arrive.

Outlander Kitchen's recipe for Steamed Mussels in Butter.

Fergus's Iced Cakes

And Fergus's Iced Cakes, aka petit fours, to finish!

HOT CHOCOLATE

I will be serving a choice of red and white wine with the food, but during the show, I thought it might be fun to sip from some Dragonfly in Amber themed beverages.

Hot Chocolate, or Chocolat Chaud, has been served in Paris for hundreds of years, and this rich version is beyond delicious, especially when you compare it to a package of powdered instant.

Outlander Kitchen's recipe for Hot Chocolate with La Dame Blanche.

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Another choice is this dressed up gin and tonic. Inspired by the Comte, this tasty cocktail is mixed with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Outlander Kitchen's Recipe for The Comte St. Germain's Poison.

With that, I say Slainté and Ith do leòr! (Eat Plenty)...Enjoy the show!

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28 Mar 2016 - 12:07pm

Carol

Elegant presentation

28 Mar 2016 - 12:35pm

Jan A


Wow!!! This menu looks amazing!!! The lassies are going to love it! Thanks for always being such an inspiration and for entertaining us all as well! x

28 Mar 2016 - 12:56pm

Joycce Johnston

Bon Appetit

28 Mar 2016 - 1:04pm

Jody

Wonderful. Thank you for these fantastic choices

28 Mar 2016 - 1:27pm

Irene Jankowski


Amazing fare! May try a few & let you know how well they were received. Thank you for generously sharing these recipes.

28 Mar 2016 - 1:43pm

Alylene


What a beautiful menu. I can't wait for the show and to try these recipes.

28 Mar 2016 - 1:48pm

robin


This is a fabulous menu! I can't get fresh mussels here - but I am ready to tackle the rest of the meal! Thanks for the ideas and the recipes!

28 Mar 2016 - 2:38pm

Bullrem


the Lyon College (Batesville, Ar) Scottish Festival is that same weekend. I am inviting lasses from Ozark Outlanders to attend and then come to my home (Newport - 30 miles away) for supper and watch the premier. I hope some will accept... It will be a great full day. Thanks Theresa for this menu suggestion. Helen in Ar.

28 Mar 2016 - 2:46pm

Sassenach Doctor


Yum! Thank you! I definitely plan to expand our Outlander viewing menu this season. Last season, whisky and Fiona's Ginger-Nut Biscuits were a mainstay but need to try some French fare this time around! Really looking forward to your book coming out soon!

28 Mar 2016 - 8:56pm

LauraJ


Wonderful menu. A quick question though. Do you have a suggestion for replacing the mussels? I have a seafood allergy. ?

Theresa


The butter is also wonderful on steak. Or fish? Salmon, snapper, sole, etc

29 Mar 2016 - 5:31pm

Michelle


Thank you Theresa! Your recipes are a tradition at our Outlander viewing parties. Viva la France!

30 Mar 2016 - 11:42pm

Sheri Young


I'm so excited! I've had my menu planned for weeks, all of it culled from your blog posts, of course. Im just doing nibblies (3 savory/3 sweet), but quite a few are the same choices you've listed here! I'll tweet pics and tag you if you're interested! (BTW-can't wait to get my get my hands on your cookbook!)

31 Mar 2016 - 8:06am

Susan McNaughton


Great ideas, as always Theresa. We are so excited to see the Edinburgh parts of the tale, as always!

04 Apr 2016 - 8:57pm

Fergus's Iced…


The perfect finish to your Outlander on Starz Season 2 Premiere Menu!

11 Apr 2016 - 3:13pm

S.A. Young


As promised, I have pics (with links back to your blog/recipes)! I hope I did you justice! https://stilettosstoliandscribbles.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/a-wee-gathering/

14 Apr 2016 - 9:29am

MacTamz


Hi Theresa, I have been addicted to your website for a few years now and have made quite a few of your recipes for my Outlandish Addict friends on our viewing nights. They are all amazing and I so enjoy the excerpts you include with each one. Thank you for this wonderful menu. I made the whole thing and it was the icing on the cake for my lassies and I on Sunday night after Droughtlander! We absolutely loved everything! Can hardly wait for your cookbook! Thanks again, your efforts are very appreciated!!!

Theresa


What a wonderful comment to wake up to! I'm glad everyone enjoyed it all!

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