Taste of Savoie on tour in Reims and the Champagne region

Reims has always been one of those cities that I have known as a quick stop-over when en-route to France for holidays in years gone by. Often an overnight stay in some hotel just off the autoroute and apart from knowing that it is in the champagne region of France, I had very little other knowledge of this wonderful city and some of the amazing sights and tastes it has to offer.

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Le Viu Restaurant, Palace de Menthon, Menthon St. Bernard

Another great lunch another stunning view – this is what the Haute Savoie is made of! One can never tire of the ever changing views over Lake Annecy and regarding it through the windows of Le Viù restaurant at The Palace de Menthon whilst enjoying some fabulous cuisine is pretty close as one can come to a heavenly day out!

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What a hike…what amazing views…

Wow! we are so lucky to be living in this beautiful region of France. I am regularly reminded of this and today was no exception as I was afforded the most amazing views of the Argentiere glacier on a great hike in Les Grands Montets area of Chamonix Mont Blanc in Haute Savoie.

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Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

The tartiflette can be found in many guises as chefs in the Rhone Alps region find ways of making a

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The French Alps in summer part 2 – From Samoëns to High Altitude dining!

Cycling to Samoëns through the valley I was afforded some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside with mountains looming above.  On arrival

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The French Alps in Summer…

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog and I’ve been missing it.  After a busy time lately, I’m

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Savoyard fusion Estonian Kringle

As promised in my last post here is a recipe that I have adapted to create a Savoyard fusion Estonian

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Fusion Savoyard French Onion Soup – soupe à l’oignon à la lyonnaise

I could ‘virtually’ smell this delightful soup whilst still in the research stages, that is how powerful the flavour of

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L’Observatoire, Monnetier Mornex – Top of the Saleve

Since moving to this beautiful region of France in 2008, I have enjoyed walking on the Salève, and enjoying the amazing

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Apero time in France!

Apero time is a very serious time of day in France!  This can be taken at midday just before lunch

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