A Tartiflette… by any other name…to quote part of a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; what matters is what it is – not what it’s called! Well in this case it is another fusion version of the classic Tartiflette. A cauliflower and Diots Tartiflette! Obviously, the Reblochon Cheese being the star of the Tartiflette must always be included. (In my opinion) However in this particular ‘Tartiflette’ that is all that remains!Read the full post
Reblochon from the Haute Savoie is such a versatile cheese. Chaussons are little pillows that are normally filled with apple, so here is an adaptation, great for apéro time. The word chaussons in French is slippers too. Maybe the association with food is comfort!Read the full post
All you purist Tartiflette eaters, look away now!
I love trying new fusion style recipes with Savoyarde ingredients. The turnip Tartiflette is my latest recipe using Reblochon cheese and swapping around a few ingredients. The humble turnip called a navet in French – it’s le navet so the t is not pronounced. ..
L’Instant Présent restaurant is in the small village of Feigères, near St. Julien en Genevois in the Haute Savoie. This delightful restaurant has a modern and inviting interior with a separate bar area and outside terrace. The restaurant has been open for 4 years – how did it take me so long to discover!Read the full post
Oh my what a delicious degustation experience in Les Gets. It’s not often you find a beautifully creative menu using local fresh produce, presented and served to such a high standard, without the Michelin star price tag! Well we found this in Les Gets at Restaurant des Granges.Read the full post
What’s that fish called in French?
Deciphering a french fish and seafood menu. Do you know your Églefin from your Espadon? This is a question I have been asked many times when going through a french menu trying to identify the fish dish.
Oh my goodness who knew about The Ferme de Montagne in Les Gets. This incredible gastronomic wonderland tucked away in La Turche in the beautiful ski resort of Les Gets. Nevermind that this is some of the most amazingly creative food I’ve eaten in Les Gets – it’s probably some of the most innovative food I’ve eaten anywhere.Read the full post
The main Christmas meal is called The Reveillon and consists of luxurious and the more extravagant foods found in France. The Reveillon is a long meal, the aperitif is often blinis with smoked salmon and caviar. This would be followed with oysters (huîtres) smoked salmon (saumon fume) and other seafood like lobster (homard).Read the full post
Here is my roundup of a few Christmas markets/Marché de Noël going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois region in 2019Read the full post
A profusion of bright colours from their flowered headdresses rush towards me. The large brass bells clanging and glinting in the early morning sunlight setting off their huge brown eyes.Read the full post