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Epicerie Paysanne
France

Epicerie Paysanne – Beautiful produce

Epicerie Paysanne – Introduction Probably we saw more changes in Beaune since our last visit to France than any other town. While there were still a few post-covid shuttered doors there was so much energy and so many exciting new shops, none more so than the charming @epiceriepaysanne. Great produce, all […]

Paradiso
France

Paradiso – Best Tielles in Sète

Sète and Tielles – An Introduction In order to understand Sète and the local specialty tielles, it is necessary to understand a little about how the town came into existence and some subsequent events which have shaped this seaside town that we often stop in on our journeys around France. […]

Jour de Fête
France

Jour de Fête – Organic goodness in Valennes

Jour de Fête, Valennes – Introduction This is a story about how a small town in country France (Valennes) has been transformed by a small group of passionate people who are committed to the ideal of producing clean food and drinks and sharing their produce and cooking with the general […]

Bar Liberty
Australia / Melbourne

Bar Liberty – Great Food and Wine

Bar Liberty – Introduction Bar Liberty has added even more depth to foodie magnet Fitzroy. This pleasant venue is drawing industry figures and wine loving foodies to Johnston Street to enjoy the eclectic range of wines and other beverages and the excellent food. Think dishes such as pickled cucumber with […]

Le Cercle Rouge
France / Angers

Le Cercle Rouge – Great natural wine bar

Le Cercle Rouge – Wonderful news We have recently had some great news about one of our favourite natural wine bars on this planet! Le Cercle Rouge in the heart of Angers in the Loire Valley has new owners – and one of the new owners is our good friend […]

Disciple Roasters
Coffee / Melbourne

Disciple Roasters – An amazing coffee venue

Disciple Roasters – Introduction Disciple is a very recent discovery for us, however it is likely to become a place we visit on every one of our frequent trips to Melbourne. You will find Disciple Roasters in a back street in Brunswick and it is only a short drive from […]

Neron Glacier
Nice

Néron Glacier – Fine Sorbets and Pastries

Néron Glacier – Introduction Néron Glacier in the city of Nice is a great place to sample fine sorbets and excellent pastries made by Louis Dubois who displays his name proudly above the door to this delightful establishment. He originally honed his skills at the Ritz in Paris and also […]

Acquerello Rice for Risotto
Recipes / Articles

Rice for Risotto – Perfect Rice Varieties

Rice Types – Introduction When we are choosing the rice for risotto, our thoughts turned to the massive topic of rice and its place in the cuisines of the world recently when we opened a packet of vacuum-packed Carnaroli rice from Acquerello in Piemonte, Italy. One of the discussions was […]

Saint Romain Coffee
Coffee / France

Saint Romain Coffee – Perfect Offerings!

Saint Romain Coffee – Introduction Saint Romain Coffee is one of the world’s tiniest, most discrete coffee roasters and cafés. One table for two where you can drink a coffee (from @laylat.lay and Svante’s beautiful cups) or you can also drop by to buy some of Matt McClune’s organic Ethiopian […]

279
Melbourne

279 – A delightful haven close to town

279 – Coffee and Japanese snacks 279 is situated slightly out of town at 279 Victoria Street just a few blocks along from Victoria Market. We seem to call in here for coffee or breakfast or a light lunch, or all three, every time we visit Melbourne (and sometimes more […]