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 partner her mouthwatering recipes. A meal based on a spring visit to the farmers' market, a Provençal-style lunch, a romantic dinner for two, a summer picnic — these are just some of the menus to get your imagination going. You will find classic dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon alongside intriguingly original recipes such as Pot-roast Brisket with Zinfandel, Roast Garlic and Pumpkin Polenta. There are also light, healthy options such as Little Seafood Jellies with White Wine and Dill, and Sicilian-spiced Seabass with Grilled 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 just one of the fun 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.