A famos lady (Marie Antoinette) said these famous words "Let them eat cake!). She was then confined to the Bastile until she lost her head, literally. It seems appropriate that a cake be made on Bastille day, maybe something decadent, like a devil's food cake/yellow cake marbled together, with a strawberry mirror glaze icing.
I like the idea of the lentils, to extend the paté. There is a recipe from many years ago, that I made many times, and was relatively simple, since I almost always had duxelles in the freezer.
Chicken Liver Paté
3/4 lb cleaned chicken livers
3 tb butter or chicken fat
1/3 c minced onions
1/8 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp épices fines (or a generous pinch each of alspice, mace, and white pepper)
1/3 c cognac
1/3 c duxelles (optional, but I always use them)
4 oz soft butter
4 oz soft cream cheese
In a 10" sauté pan over low heat, cook onions in the butter about 10 min., or 'til soft but not brown. Add livers and seasonings, raise heat to med-high, and cook until just stiffened, about 2 min. Add cognac, heat to bubbling, and ignite. Let burn a minute, and extinguish with cover, if it burns that long. Remove from heat, and stir in the duxelles.
Cool for a while, until almost room temp, then purée in food processor (recipe was so old it said to do this in a food mill! ), then add the cream cheese, followed by the butter. Correct seasoning, and chill.