16 04, 2010

A Day Out in Bordeaux

2016-01-07T03:39:52+01:00April 16th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, France, Meat, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

After the Paris Marathon, my friends and I headed down to Bordeaux for an age old remedy for sore muscles: copious amonts of red wine, melted cheese, and duck. It was my first time in the region and it was so different than what I had expected […]

16 04, 2010

Crémant de Bordeaux

2016-01-07T03:39:53+01:00April 16th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, France, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

Crémant de Bordeaux is a champagne style sparkling wine from France's Bordeaux region. It comes in a range of dryness and sweetness and can be white or rosé. I drank this glass of brut rosé in the remains of a 14th century cloister in Saint-Émilion.

14 04, 2010

Chez Dumonet's Wine Cellar

2016-01-07T03:39:53+01:00April 14th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, France, Paris, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|5 Comments

Yesterday I visited the cellar at Chez Dumonet, my new favorite restaurant in Paris. It’s a place I could happily be imprisoned for life, subsisting off the thousands of Crémant de Bordeaux, Pauillac, Margaux, and Sauternes and slivers of […]

12 04, 2010

Duck Confit

2016-01-07T03:39:54+01:00April 12th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, France, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat|2 Comments

Confit de canard, salt cured duck poached in its own fat, is an ingenious way to preserve the bird while simultaneously amplifying the flavor of the meat. This may not sound like the healthiest dish but who cares? When something tastes this […]