A Weekend in Besançon

Why a weekend in Besançon? Or where is Besançon – as a few friends asked when I said I was visiting. Well, one of the reasons I wanted to visit the city of Besançon was because Raymond Blanc was born there.

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Raymond Blanc’s “first great food experience”

During a weekend visit to Besançon in the Franch Comte region of France we enjoyed dinner at Le Poker d’As restaurant. Raymond Blanc said this was where he enjoyed his first great food experience in Besançon at the age of 14. As a longtime admirer of Raymond Blanc, I just had to try it!

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Les Durs à Cuire Restaurant, Les Gets

We are lucky in Les Gets to have such a great selection of restaurants to choose from, both on the slopes and in town and the latest on the scene Les Dur à Cuire restaurant in the centre of town is helping Les Gets live up to the reputation of having some of the best restaurants in a ski resort – Well in my opinion!

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Le Cinquieme Jour, Geneva

Well, this was a dinner to remember, more a feast for the eyes and sensory delight for the taste buds! A gastronomic experience of innovative cuisine incorporating healthy and sustainable food and humanitarian principles.

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Leek, Bacon, Mushroom and Reblochon Tart

My latest recipe with Reblochon – A leek, bacon, mushroom and Reblochon tart. I’m always looking for ways to cook with Reblochon cheese because I love this versatile cheese – it works in practically any dish. It’s a local cheese in the Haute Savoie and has had the prestigious AOC status since 1958.

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in January and February 2019

As there are a plethora of food and wine festivals and events in France, I thought I’d let you know about them. There are so many things I love about living in France but the celebration of food and wine is right up there at the top of the list.

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Taste of Savoie Travel Highlights of 2018

I’ve really enjoyed looking back on my highlights of 2018 and all my travel and eating experiences. People I’ve met, foods I’ve tasted and amazing sights I’ve seen. I visited six Countries and made 26 different trips in 2018.

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Galette des Rois

Happy New Year to you all and thank you for following and reading my blog.
Galette des Rois, this is a must try cake if you happen to be in France for Epiphany on 6th January. You’ll find it in all Boulangeries and here’s a recipe if you’d like to make one yourself.

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