Use an entre-deux-mers or other dry white wine for this dish.
The garlicky pesto is a perfect match for sweet, silky scallops.
Oysters on the half shell are a French tradition, of course, but dishes like this one, from À Sousceyrac, are classically French, too.
The best party foods are ones that combine comfort with luxury. Crab is an extravagant ingredient, but when used in a warm, savory dip, a little goes a long way.
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