Boudin noir is a blood sausage. If you're not repelled by the concept, you're in for a treat. There are several varieties of boudin (in the French Caribbean they produce a delicious spicy blood sausage that's worth the trip alone). The traditional French boudin noir is excellent on its own or served with baked apples.Here is the recipe.What to drink: A red Bordeaux.For dessert: A pithiviers, an almond-flavored cake. Here is the recipe.