Patrick encourages his children to eat more healthily. Mother's Day falls at exactly the time of year when vegetables start to appear. Why not kill two birds with one stone by picking ingredients from the vegetable patch to make a special meal for mum!
Patrick, 33, married, father of Inès and Louis Patrick Hinaut is a purchaser during the week and a gardener at the weekend, with his family. "To help our children understand nature and enjoy home-grown fruit and vegetables".
All hands are on deck the day before! To cover our tracks, we ask Stéphanie, my wife, for ideas about what we could do for Sunday. She works on Saturdays. While she's out, we get busy shopping, picking the vegetables and thinking about how best to decorate the table.
We arrange our vegetables in presentation pots. These might be transparent, colored or made of glass, so long as they make the table look modern and bright!
The children take care of that. They go and cut the first baby carrots of the season, chives and radishes. What they love most is tasting everything they come across: I keep my fingers crossed that there will be something left over. We use beautiful plates that radiate soft tones as well as decorative ramekins.
We chose dinnerware with pastel colors that match mom's flowers.
The menu for this special day features salt-crusted sea bass, mashed sweet potatoes and, for dessert, chocolate charlotte. The children place the ladyfingers in little jars. Licking the plates clean is a family hobby.
The children conjure up homemade cocktails, mixing pears, carrots, apples and cinnamon together in the most original containers...