All posts filed under: French food

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Marseille, Autumn 2016

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France / French food / ice cream / Marseille / sail boats

I paid a visit three years ago and tried the bouillabaisse at a famous restaurant named Miramar at the old port pier, the taste was a bit salty, portion was too big for me and the price was quite expensive.  This time, I come to Marseille and have bouillabaisse again.  I didn’t make the reservation at any restaurant, just walk in a family run restaurant hidden in a small alley.   They serve traditional bouillabaisse […]

La Réserve Rimbaud, Autumn 2016

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France / French food / Montpellier

We went to La Réserve Rimbaud for a lunch after a pleasant morning walk in the flea market nearby the charming local Arc de Triomphe. Rimbaud got my attention cause is located right beside the peaceful Rives du Lez (the river). Not sure what to expect, after looking at the menu, we took the wine pairing set lunch, price is quite attractive, less than EURO100 with good quality rosé and white.   I was so […]