28 juillet 2009

Encore deux menus gourmands à Megève ! Two more gourmet menus in Megève (French Alps) !

  I had already mentioned the "Refuge" restaurant last summer here. Each visit to this restaurant (and this was my 4th), confirms my first impression : the best quality for price ratio in Megève (French Alps) hands down ! When one eats there, one has the feeling that there is a passionate Chef behind his "piano" : the freshest produce, the nice presentation, the large portions (too large according to some people, but hey, you have the choice not to lick your plate !) and the amazing staff. As for Brasserie... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Deux restaurants gourmands à Megève et environs

Contrarily to what you might think, I am not spending all my vacation time eating and eating again. Not at all, I am also very busy...napping and sleeping at night, lol ! Well, for me, that's what good holidays are about : enjoying the local gourmet treasures and relaxing. Is there something wrong with that ? For you today, two restaurant reviews (you see, I also spend some time working hard at the local Internet Café just to share my good moments with you...). Vous avez l'impression que je passe mon temps à m'empiffrer en ce... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2008

Visite à la Ferme Bio...A visit to the local Organic Farm...

What a pity, our gorgeous weather has finally led to a non-stop rainy week-end...Alas...And what a challenge it is to keep your kids "smartly busy" in a ski resort at summertime when the sky is grey and "crying" all the time. I had heard of this organic farm only a few days before and I thought it would be interesting for my very Parisian children to see how to grow zucchinis, salad greens, and so on...The farmer lady was charming and she even set up a small museum with her grand-mother's clothes and utensils... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part VII

A cake with the local blackberries, un cake avec les mûres locales. Blackberry Cake For 8 servings : 7 oz all purpose flour + some for the pan 7 oz unsalted butter + some to grease the pan 7 oz granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar 4 eggs 2 larges handfuls blackberries, cleaned 1 tablespoon  baking powder 1 pinch of salt Some gooseberries to decorate Preheat oven 350°F. Butter and flour a 9 by 5 in- loaf pan, if not made with silicon. Melt the butter over medium power... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part VI

Une spécialité locale - A local specialty The "mégevan" (the name of Megève's inhabitants) is a pastry exclusively created at "Au Père Sottieu". It consists of a raspberry tartlet covered with half a hazelnut macaron. Who is tempted to re-create the recipe at home ? Le "mègevan" est une pâtisserie à tomber qui consiste en une tartelette aux framboises recouverte d'une moitié de macaron aux noisettes. Créée exclusivement au "Père Sottieu" à Megève. Tenté(e) de recréer la recette à... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part V

Symphonie Florale... Floral Symphony... Even if one does not have a gardener's soul (in our Parisian home, it is my husband who takes care of the flowers and I really wonder what he whispers to them to make them feel so happy...but that's another story !!), one can't help being fascinated by the abundance of flowers everywhere in the small villages of the French Alps. It is so amazing that I wanted to share some floral souvenirs with you... Même si l'on n'est pas fasciné par les fleurs ( Sur notre terrasse parisienne,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part IV

A short visit to Turin, Italy - Une petite visite de Turin, Italie As one member of our party had a business meeting in Turin, we decided to go with him and enjoy everything Italy has to offer : wonderful gelati, the best cappuccini served with tiny pastries coated with melted sugar, pastas from another world and ...shopping ! Turin is not the nicest Italian City but it has its own charm, especially the center with its beautiful shops under old arcades. A walk on the borders of the Po River is also a must-do. And most important, it... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part III

A simple fruity Salad : shrimp, watermelon, melon and peach salad Une salade très fruitée : Salade de crevettes, pastèque, melon et pêches A fresh and healthy Salad : Just some cooked shrimps (shelled), Watermelon and melon dices and peach slices.Some salad greens are also a good addition.Bon appétit ! Une salade saine et fraîche : quelques dés de pastèque et melon, une pêche coupée en fines tranches et des crevettes cuites. Une petite salade verte (ici de la frisée) pour le croustillant, quelques tours de moulin à... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part II

Lunch at l'Auberge du Christomet, Megève. A wonderful restaurant with a scenic view on the infamous Montblanc mountain. Customers here are pampered from the aperitif taken in the garden with sunchairs and beds, through the café. The food is simple but good : we had a seafood marmite, a sauteed veal and a Steak Tartare. Kids can even enjoy the small wood swimming pool. You can easily spend a full day there.So close to heaven... Un repas merveilleux dans un cadre unique avec vue imprenable sur le Mont-Blanc. Ici les clients... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part I

I am currently in the French Alps for 2 weeks. I arrived last thursday and the weather has been fantastic so far. I will try to send some "blog-cards" from time to time. Not an easy task though as I have no Internet access and have to go to a cyber café. Here are some pictures of the village (taken by yours truly) I am staying at (Megève). Enjoy !! Je suis en Haute-Savoie depuis jeudi dernier : temps superbe, région magnifique...Je vais essayer de vous envoyer quelques "cartes bloggales" (mon dieu que ce mot... [Lire la suite]
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