The Menu is a collection of 15 five-course menus, from the breads at the start of a meal, to the starters, mains, desserts and petit fours, that promise to inspire and invigorate the home cook and host. Co-authored by celebrated chef David Laris and master baker and pātissier Dean Brettschneider, The Menu an inspiring collection of 15 five-course menus suitable for use in the modern home kitchen. The menus, categorised by themes such as Celebrate, New Comfort Food and Contemporary Global Inspirations, provide guidance and direction for putting together a sit-down function with family, friends or even work associates. If preferred, the recipes can be prepared separately, or mixed and matched according to taste. Additional notes from David Laris on tableware, flowers, lighting, music and even conversation, make this book an invaluable resource for the aspiring home cook and host.