Beef Bourguignon Sloppy Joe
Friday August 22nd 2014, 9:56 am
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,food and drinks

Remember the massacred French recipes I mentioned previously? Here’s a new one:
sloppy joe beef bourguignon
I give you my new food invention… (drum roll) the Beef Bourguignon Sloppy Joe! (with red onions and melted cheese). You’re welcome.

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Random Photo: Chateau de Pommard
Monday June 23rd 2014, 11:48 am
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,photos

Fountain/Pond outside the chateau

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Benoît Charvet, Pastry Chef of the Year 2013 / Chef Pâtissier de l’année” pour l’édition 2013
Friday October 18th 2013, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,pastries,people

A well-deserved congratulations for Pastry Chef of the Year 2013 goes to Benoît Charvet, Pastry Chef at one of my favorite restaurants in France, Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu (Burgundy). He happens to be my favorite pastry chef, ever. In my experience, he’s the best. His creations are stunning works of art, creative, playful and shockingly luscious. They are not to be missed in your lifetime so head over there right now! We went just a few weeks ago and his desserts still come up in conversation. Here are some photos of our desserts.

Vert-vert – pannacotta, pistachio cake, shortbread and cherry (griotte) sorbet, green pea with green anise jelly

Strawberry Carousel – an absolutely amazing dessert! Licorice cotton candy, mint parfait, strawberries and sechuan pepper/strawberry coulis (this photo was taken before they pour the coulis in the center. sorry!) Also, the chef made this gluten-free by request.

Apricot Oreillon – inspired by the apricot viennoiserie but has taken on epic twists, has tahitian vanilla ice cream & apricot coulis with an avocado glaze

Nothing to say except: perfect.

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
21210 Saulieu – Bourgogne, (Côte d’Or, Burgundy) France
Tel. : + 33 (0)3 80 90 53 53
E-mail :

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Random Photo: Building in Macon
Tuesday August 13th 2013, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,photos,weird

Someone is not fond of windows.

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Random Photo: A House In Burgundy
Sunday July 07th 2013, 9:53 am
Filed under: Bourgogne/Burgundy,photos

This home is part of a beautiful hamlet located in a village called, Couches. By the way, couches in French means diapers (or layers) just in case you were wondering.

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