Les Palettes, Annecy

I know I say this everytime I visit Annecy but it really is true…this is a wonderful and interesting medieval town with so many great places to discover, shops to visit, galleries to see and historic sites to enjoy.  Not to mention the absolutely stunning freshwater lake surrounded by mountain scenery.  Apart from all of these reasons to visit, there is a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cafes to eat in!  So my latest find is Les Palettes and this is no ordinary restaurant/cafe, it is also a concept store and those who know me well will know that a melange of shopping and eating is my idea of heaven!

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L’As des Neiges, Les Gets

L’As des Neiges is the newest restaurant on the ever-evolving restaurant scene in Les Gets.  They opened during October 2017 and as our local coiffure had told us the chef was Paul Bocuse trained I was keen to get in there and try it!   The restaurant is located in town on the Rue du Centre on the corner where the Bel Alps Hotel used to be.  They have 2 restaurants – L’As des Neiges is the restaurant Gourmand, next door and linked is Le Comptoir a more casual dining and takeaway restaurant with a bar serving artisan bieres.

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Christian Tetedoie Restaurant, Lyon

Oh my, what a treat! I’d been wanting to visit the Tetedoie gastronomique restaurant in Lyon for some time and was lucky enough to go for my Wedding Anniversary recently. Not only am I always happy just to be in Lyon but to enjoy a great lunch, looking at the stunning views of the city and to meet the man himself – what a day!

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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…

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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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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Fromagerie et caves Joseph Paccard in Manigod

That glorious smell, synonymous with the Haute Savoie hits you before you ever see a cheese roundel…We enter the Caves

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La Bergerie de Plan Praz, Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Now this was a dinner with a difference! A dinner Spectacular! La Bergerie Restaurant is situated at 2000m this is

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