Fine French Cheeses paired with Casa Noble Tequilas

Wine and cheese have been paired for centuries, and most people know at least a little bit about how to go about matching them. What most people do not know how to do is to pair cheeses with spirits, liquors, and beers; a trend which is growing among cheese fans who are looking for alternatives […]

Ring in the New Year with Laurent-Perrier Champagne (Series) with Grand Siècle

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a glass of fine Champagne? Tonight I’ll be uncorking an exquisite bottle of Laurent-Perrier’s Grand Siécle, and since I think oysters are the perfect indulgence, I’ll be pairing it with an elegant seafood platter or plateau de fruits de mer. Grand Siécle or “grand […]

Laurent-Perrier Champagne (Series) – Brut Millésimé 2004 Vintage

Laurent-Perrier’s Brut Millésimé 2004 celebrates one of the finest vintages in recent memory. The resulting wine is a signature house style Brut that captures the unique and rare qualities of that harvest. The label Millésimé is reserved for only the greatest of harvests, and only when the grapes possess unique character is a vintage declared. […]

Laurent-Perrier Champagne (Series) – Brut NV

The delightfully balanced and elegant Brut NV is the signature House Champagne of Laurent-Perrier. Designated non-vintage because it contains grapes from more than one single harvest, this Champagne has been expertly blended from several excellent vintages, each lending unique characteristics. Containing 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and comprising more than 55 individual […]

Laurent Perrier Champagnes – Tours-sur-Marne, France (Series)

Perhaps nothing in the whole of human history has been so closely associated with love, romance, and celebration as Champagne. But it’s not just bubbles that create the magic; sparkling wines come from all over the winemaking world, and many of them are quite good. What truly makes sparkling wine Champagne is not only that […]

Beouf Bourguignon

If you love beef stew, you will love this classic French version, called boeuf bourguignon. Although putting boeuf bourguignon in the same category with common beef stew just doesn’t seem right. The first time I tasted this dish was in Paris, on our 9th wedding anniversary, sitting at a small restaurant near the banks of […]

Pear Clafoutis

I’m a sucker for fruit desserts. Truth be told, I usually reach for these desserts before chocolate. I know, I know… I’m crazy, aren’t I? There’s something about the sugary, caramelized, fruit that has me wanting another bite. No matter whether its freshly baked banana or blueberry muffins, or any variation of fruit tart, I’m […]

Croque Monsieur

A croque-monsieur (or a Mister Crunchy!) is a delicious french baked ham and Gruyère sandwich topped with more Gruyère and broiled to crispy, bubbly perfection. I remember the first time I had one, it was three years ago in Paris. After reading many recipes on how to make them and what they’re suppose to look […]

The Cook’s Atelier

http://www.thecooksatelier.com This Mother/Daughter team moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Beaune, France over ten years ago.  They founded The Cook’s Atelier with the intention of creating a special place that supports the connection between the farmer and the cook. Where people from all over the world could come together, learn to cook and have a good […]

And so it begins…

My first entry… this is pretty exciting! Another food blog, I know. With so many food blogs going up every day, how can I compete with some of the best out there? Like most food bloggers, I read blogs for the wonderful recipes and delicious photos. I’ve always been fond of cooking and grew up […]