Birthday? Crack open a bottle of champagne. New job, promotion? Get out the champagne! New baby? More champagne! A weekend lunch with friends and family? Champagne, please... Only the sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France can be called champagne. Not reserved just for weddings and New Years, champagne is usually served as an aperitif with a … Continue reading Champagne: the go-to wine for celebrations in France
It was a 4-day weekend, so we decided that a visite des caves & dégustation in Reims was in order. Getting there Reims is a short 45-minute train ride away from Paris and we toured 2 houses - the widely popular Taittinger, which produces one of my preferred cuvées, and a lesser-known one, G.H. Martel & Cie. They … Continue reading Reims: a day trip from Paris
I came here for a fascinating session on the French administration and definitely did not expect to find this beauty in the heart of the city. x lyve.
Les beaux-parents (the in-laws) have been talking forever about a surprise in the French countryside that they will be bringing me to before I head back to Paris... They've heard of 'the place', have passed by, but have never visited, and I will see 'it' when I get there. I'm not good with waiting for … Continue reading A curious find in the heart of France
So I’ve had some time to savour a selection of creamy delights since arriving in France, and of course also to dream of my ideal cheese plate. I would start with a fresh and creamy, delicate curd from raw milk that's simply pressed from the local farmer. Light, fresh and barely salted. Next a wonderful … Continue reading my ideal cheese plate