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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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?
Piggy banks seen in Vezelay. Were they made in France? Don’t answer that.
Filed under: Bretagne/Brittany,restaurants,tips,travel and places,travel tip
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!
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.
And because the seafood is caught just a few yards away and is delivered the same day, it couldn’t be fresher.
Definitely order oysters! They were the best I’ve ever had.
Have local cidre with your galettes and crepes. A must.
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.
For dessert, crepes of course! I can never resist a crepe with salted caramel.
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.
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.
It turns out it’s beautiful
with picnic areas
and three bridges
and hiking trails.
Moral of the story: Always wander off the beaten path!