In this inspirational new book, award-winning food and wine writer Fiona Beckett offers a wonderful range of menus for social occasions of all kinds, with recommendations for the ideal drinks to accompany her mouthwatering recipes. A meal based on a spring visit to a farmers' market, a Provencal - style lunch or a harvest dinner, a romantic evening for two, a summer picnic, or a casual brunch - these are just some of the menus to get your imagination going. You will find classic dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon alongside original recipes such as Pot-roast Brisket with Zinfandel, Roast Garlic, and Pumpkin Polenta. There are also light, healthy options such as Sicilian-spiced Seabass with Broiled Tomatoes and Baby Fennel. Indulgent delights include a 'Just Desserts' evening and a Summer Berry Tea; and Fiona's approach to cheese, creating cheeseboards to reflect the seasons, is one of the enjoyable new ways of eating suggested in this book. Wine puts the finishing touch to a meal, but it is not everyone's choice. By following Fiona's advice on beers and cocktails, coffees, teas, and other non-alcoholic drinks you can make all guests feel equally welcome.