Carried around an apple tart from Poilâne, famous for its traditional French breads and pastries, ALL OVER THIS CITY and finally settled down to eat it at sunset along the Seine with views of Notre Dame. And it was delicious, albeit a little squished. Just one small ~taste~ of a super eventful first day in Paris, which also included accidentally becoming the only woman at a Bachelor party of complete strangers. Long story. More to come!🙃
Une idée originale pour un apéro entre amis : les roulés d’omelette! Ce qu’il vous faut? Pour l’omelette : deux œufs battus, sel, poivre, herbes de Provence que vous faites cuire à la poêle. Une fois cuite, Garnissez l’omelette à votre guise (ici fromage râpé et jambon), roulez là et tranchez là en petites rondelles! Bon appétit bien sûr! 😜#omelette#aperodinatoire#cuisinefrançaise#bonappetit
A delightful meal on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Provence. I stumbled on Restaurant Dominique Bucaille in the nearby town of Manosque. It has been some time since I indulged in haute cuisine of this calibre- either because of the calories or the cost. Today I threw both to the wind. My meal was was very rich, very elegant and very casual- pairings one finds at a Michelin ⭐️ restaurant in a lovely garden in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of southern France. The meal began with several “mises-en-bouche” including the pictured mousse de légumes. Accompanied by a glass of Champagne and followed by my first course- a ravioli stuffed with foie gras that redefined succulent (which I forgot to photograph.) The main course was a Mediterranean favorite, a filet de daurade (bream) sauteed with a light tapenade. My waiter paired the dish with a local white wine (again, I forgot to take note) with the flinty edge of a chardonnay. The third and final course was preceded by an assortment of “mignardises” that were deathly-delicious and tended to undermine the grand finale: a chocolate and praline concoction spun into a sugary crown. Enough? The staff was superb and exceedingly kind. The “house chien” appropriately named Gascard lay down beside me, never begging. At age seven he is morphing into a Jack Russel butterball, down to the final hole on his decorative tan-leather collar- si trés chic. The sous-chef Julia (wife of Dominique Bucaille) greeted me after lunch and posed for a photo with me and the polished young waiter who navigated me through my aventure gastronomique. Bon appétit.
#frenchcuisine#cuisinefrançaise#hautecuisines#michelinrestaurant#dominiquebucaille#alpesdehauteprovence#jackrussellterrier#foiegras#champagne#mignardises#daurade#manosque #🇫🇷 #🌈