Impress your family with a casual French-style dinner.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005

On a regular weeknight, change things up with a casual bistro-chic dinner. Feeling a bit more festive? With nearly the same ingredients, invite friends over and try this dressed-up Bistro Chic Dinner Party instead.


tips + how-tos


set the scene

Glass Act

Place wildflowers in an old decanter or vase to create a casual, French country side feel.

Bistro-Chic-Dinner-Party wine

In the Wild

Skip the fancy stemware and serve wine Euro-style, in juice glasses or tumblers.


Mirror Image

Write the menu on a mirror or window with dry-erase markers or new chalk pens.