Tarte aux escargots / Snail Pie!
Sunday October 31st 2010, 5:25 pm
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,food and drinks,photos

tarte aux escargots snail pie quiche
Not knocking this but does this tarte aux escargots /snail pie (really more like a quiche) entice anybody? I didn’t get it and opted for a yummy apple tart, but maybe if I stay longer in Burgundy, snails will eventually seem like a treat.

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Bathroom Etiquette Sign
Thursday October 28th 2010, 8:26 pm
Filed under: signs

french bathroom etiquette
Ici, c’est comme ça! / This is what we do here!

Maybe I’ve been in France too long, but am I wrong to think this is funny and even cute?

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Random Photo: Piggies
Wednesday October 27th 2010, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,photos

piggy banks in france
Piggy banks seen in Vezelay. Were they made in France? Don’t answer that.

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Breizh Café and La Table de Breizh Café in Cancale
Friday October 22nd 2010, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Bretagne/Brittany,restaurants,tips,travel and places,travel tip

breizh cafe in cancale france
We were in Paris a little while ago and headed over to Breizh Cafe, a creperie that focuses on quality and organic ingredients, crepes, galettes, other goodies from Brittany and some twists on these traditional dishes. They turned us away because we didn’t have reservations. Pffff! So, we went to the first Breizh Cafe in France, located in Cancale (Brittany), which is, I think, is better. So there!
breizh cafe in cancale france
Like its Parisian sister, Bertrand Larcher’s Breizh Café offers tradional and original dishes. but unlike in Paris, the Breizh Café in Cancale is right on the beach.
breizh cafe in cancale france
And because the seafood is caught just a few yards away and is delivered the same day, it couldn’t be fresher.
breizh cafe in cancale france
Definitely order oysters! They were the best I’ve ever had.
breizh cafe in cancale france
Have local cidre with your galettes and crepes. A must.
breizh cafe in cancale france
If you’re looking for the freshest, tastiest sashimi ever, go upstairs to La Table de Breizh Café, which just opened last February. It specializes in Japanese-Breton cuisine created by Chef Rafael-Fumio Kudaka.
breizh cafe in cancale france
For dessert, crepes of course! I can never resist a crepe with salted caramel.
breizh cafe in cancale france
This one wasn’t too bad, either.

Lastly, you can purchase organic buckwheat fllour and buttermilk, among other products at Breizh Cafe.

Breizh Café/La Table de Breizh Café – Cancale
7 quai Thomas
35260 Cancale, France
Telephone: +33 (0) 2 99 89 56 46 / +33 (0) 2 99 89 61 76

Breizh Café – Paris
109, rue Vieille du Temple (Le Marais)
75003 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 (0)1 42 72 13 77

Breizh Cafe Creperie – Tokyo
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Telephone: +81 3-3289-3531
There are also locations in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Akasaka and HIbiya.

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Pierre Perthuis
Wednesday October 20th 2010, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,tips,travel and places,travel tip

On our way to Vezelay, we decided to take a slight detour to peek at this tiny village just to check it out.
pierre perthuis
It turns out it’s beautiful
pierre perthuis
with picnic areas
pierre perthuis
and three bridges
pierre perthuis
and hiking trails.
pierre perthuis
Looks Roman.
pierre perthuis
Moral of the story: Always wander off the beaten path!

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