Déco Café, St. Rémy de Provence
Saturday September 26th 2009, 3:26 am
Filed under: photos,Provence,restaurants,tips,travel and places,travel tip

We can’t attest to the food in this restaurant but we can attest to the cuteness of the Deco Cafe. We were in Saint Remy de Provence for their famous, Wednesday street market and walked by this adorable cafe.
saint remy de provence deco cafe
saint remy de provence deco cafe
saint remy de provence deco cafe
saint remy de provence deco cafe
saint remy de provence deco cafe



What is Better than a Giant Croissant?
Thursday September 24th 2009, 2:55 pm
Filed under: food and drinks,photos,tips,travel and places,travel tip

giant croissant chevagnes
Answer: Nothing. Ok, maybe a perfectly made juicy burger. Hee!

Back to this giant croissant. We hit the road again and stopped off at a random bakery in Chevagnes. Their gimmick is giant baked goods! Fun, non?



36€ Chocolate Breakfast at Le Meurice, Paris
Saturday September 19th 2009, 4:23 am
Filed under: chocolate,news,paris,tips,travel and places,travel tip

From Le Meurice’s FB:
le meurice chocolate breakfast

Yannick Alléno, the Head Chef of Le Meurice’s 3 Michelin Star gastronomic restaurant, loves to reinvent classic recipes and has brought about a new meaning to breakfast in Paris, with the Choc’Alléno.

Created with Ladurée, the renowned Parisian café and pastry shop, the Choc’Alleno will be available in all Ladurée boutiques as well as for breakfast at Le Meurice from 11 September 2009. Looking to create is own version of the French croissant after being inspired by the chocolate aromas and colours at Ladurée, Yannick Alléno researched different types and textures of cocoa bean and decided to re-interpret the French art of “viennoiserie”.

The Choc’Alléno pain au chocolat and croissant are all-chocolate: the dough is made with chocolate and added cocoa beans to enhance the flavour, arousing a multitude of sensors in the palate – and making it impossible to resist.

The Choc’Alléno will be served for breakfast from 11 September 2009 in the Restaurant Le Meurice from 7am -10.30am weekdays and from 7am-11am weekends, for €36.

The Choc’Alléno breakfast will include:
o Choc’Alléno pain au chocolat
o Choc’Alléno croissant
o Chocolate baguette
o A selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolates (specially selected by the Head Sommelier Nicolas Rebut)
o Fruit Juice
o Chocolate chip butter
o Jam and Honey

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Annecy
Wednesday September 16th 2009, 3:55 pm
Filed under: photos,travel and places

That last post was so creepy and perhaps a hoax but I just had to post it. Sorry. C’etait plus fort que moi. Anyway, to assuage any horrible aftereffects you might have experienced, here’s a more pleasant blog post with photos of beautiful Annecy from a recent trip.

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france

annecy france



A Creepy Thing in France
Monday September 14th 2009, 10:41 am
Filed under: news,weird

From wired:

Finally, fishermen off the northern coast of France have found a large parasitic isopod (a relative of the louse) that has evolved a rather hideous method for survival in its host: it gets into the fish’s mouth and then devours its tongue. It then attaches itself at the back of the fish’s throat where it presumably feeds of whatever the fish normally eats. The really bizarre part is that the fish doesn’t seem to suffer any ill effects other than the loss of its tongue.