All posts filed under: France

Le Parc Les Crayères, Autumn 2016

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Champagne / France / French food / Le Parc Les Crayères / Les Crayères / Reims / SALON

Le Parc Les Crayères is one of the best restaurant in Reims, now standing at Two MICHELIN Stars. The restaurant offers gourmands a luxurious fine dining experience.  You have to arrive a little early to catch the sunset at the outdoor table with a glass of champagne before heading the main dining room. Here you will find 95% of all champagne houses on the wine list with reasonable price, we went for 2004 Champagne SALON made in the blanc de blancs style. Champagne SALON is […]

Harvesting grapes in Epernay, Autumn 2016

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Champagne / Epernay / France / Reims / vineyard / WineGrower / Winemaker

We were so lucky being in Champagne area during the busy harvest season.   We rented a car and hopped on over to different small villages such as Avize, Ay and Cramant.  Pretty enjoying spent a day walking around in the breezy warm days with the epic scenery in front of you.  Hundred of labours were working hard against the clock to harvest the grapes within the time frame according to the “rules” set by Union des Maisons […]

Les Avisés, Autumn 2016

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Anselme Selosse / Avize / Côte des Blancs / Champagne / Chardonnay / Cramant / France / French food / hotel / Jacques Selosse / Oger / Reims / vineyard / WineGrower / Winemaker

Jacques Selosse is easily the best Champagne and grower Champagne on planet earth. Yearly production is very limited which make getting hold of a bottle very difficult even if you live in France.  If you are Jacques Selosse hardcore fans and like unique style of this Domaine very much, staying at Les Avisés is a must, here you can have any bottle you want at a reasonable price! Les Avisés also operates a restaurant with cozy vibe, the sparkling water is […]

Château de Fère Hôtel & Spa, Autumn 2016

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Castle / Champagne / France / French food / hotel / ice cream / Reims / Spa

Château de Fère Hôtel & Spa is located in Castelnau-de-Lévis, outskirt of Reims, it takes 45 mins drive to Reims centre, a bit quite far away and remote.  Many guests are coming from UK and seems they have a fun ride with their classic cars and motors.   The hotel is nearby a historical ruined castle named Château de Fère-en-Tardenois began in 1206.  Nice to have a little walk there before your sundowner’s party get start. […]

Wine Tasting at Chateauneuf du Papes, Autumn 2016

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Chateauneuf du Papes / France / Paul Avril / UNESCO / wine / WineGrower / Winemaker

If you are thinking the taste and nose of red from Chateauneuf du Papes is spicy, heavy, lack of elegance and finesse. How about trying the white?  I love it at my first sip.   The humid and hot weather of that area is so difficult to produce white wine, that’s why 94% of the wine produced is red while the white is much rarer. Close des Papes by Paul Avril is my favourite brand, their family has […]

La Cour des Papes, Chateauneuf du Papes, Autumn 2016

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Caviar / Chateauneuf du Papes / France / French food

Heading Chateauneuf du Papes from Avignon, we stop by La Cour des Papes restaurant for lunch after happy shopping in Les Caves Saint Charles, a wine shop in Rue des Papes. An old stone house is set on the hillside and the little pathway from the wine shop leads you going up the restaurant.  It is a place combined with cooking school and restaurant, Chef cooks in front of us and explains the menu in details, […]

La Mirande, Avignon, Autumn 2016

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Avignon / Cooking / France / French food / hotel / wine

Our second time staying in La Mirande, I am crazy for this little boutique hotel festooned with beautiful decor with a cozy touch.  The location is perfectly good, just right next to the Palais des Papes which is the most renowned place of Avignon.    We were more than happy having a room with a small balcony and enjoying my white under the sunny warm breeze! We joined the cooking class at La Mirande and […]