The simple method of mixing champagne and orange juice, popularized in Paris and London in the 1920s, has an enduring appeal. This recipe was published with David Wondrich's article "Classic Eye-Openers" (October 2008).
The "wine merchant" sauce in this recipe is based on one in Auguste Escoffier's Le Guide culinaire, originally published in Paris in 1903. Refrigerate any leftover sauce, to be used as a compound butter.
Chez Cartet, a small and very traditional Parisian bistro that has been in business since 1936, is renowned for its homemade pâtés and terrines. We adapted their recipe for this coarse, well-seasoned terrine that was named after the establishment's founder.