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More moules, s’il vous plaît!

More moules, s’il vous plaît!

We are mad for mussels at the moment! The French love a piping pot of moules with pommes frites and now you can enjoy it too. Here is our recipe for these succulent shellfish. Choose a mineral, crisp wine, such as a bottle of Sancerre, a Pouilly-Fumé, or a Cassis white for pairing. Avoid an [...]

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Summer Fruit Swimming in Wine

Summer Fruit Swimming in Wine

Item Quantity Comments Dessert wine 1/4 cup Red dessert wine, a white muscat, port, or any other sweet wine will do. Sugar 1 cup Seasonal Fruit Whatever mix you prefer: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, melon, nectarines, etc. Fresh Mint 1/4 cup (Recipe courtesy of Chef Ronald) DIRECTIONS Cut fruit and place in a large bowl [...]

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Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine Our most popular package at the moment is the Best of Aix! It offers the ideal experience of Aix-en-Provence- a tour through centuries-old, Provençal markets of the city; a venture into the best artisan boutiques for olive oil, cheese, macaroons, and more; and an experience of cooking together with [...]

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Very Berry Beet Verrines

Very Berry Beet Verrines

Psst…Have you heard about verrines? Well if you haven’t, you are in for a treat…in a glass! This culinary phenomenon has enjoyed an explosion in popularity in recent years so it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. Verrines, which stems from the French word for glass- verre- are layered appetizers served in small, clear glasses. [...]

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Ladies Lunch: Vanilla Salmon Tartar

Ladies Lunch: Vanilla Salmon Tartar

This past week, I had a group of women who decided to leave their men at the hotel and join me for our Market Day Cooking Class. It worked out perfectly because Brian was out of the country for the week, making it truly an all female affair. One of the most exciting things about [...]

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