Le Plongeoir Nice Restaurant French Riviera Provence
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Le Plongeoir Restaurant in Nice

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the French Riviera this summer don’t forget to check out the spanking brand new restaurant which has just opened on the site of one of the emblematic landmarks on the front in Nice. Way back when, at the end of the nineteenth …

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Vin de Noix
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Vin de Noix – Fête de la St Jean

Contributor blog post by: Ashley Tinker June 24th, Saint John’s day, is the traditional time in Provence to pick green walnuts for walnut wine. Yes, it is a specific day but if you manage to find some new walnuts on the ground during the next couple weeks- your walnut wine …

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Lemon Meringue Tartlets @ProvenceCook
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Lemon Meringue Tartlets

What could possibly be better than a bite-sized flavour combination of sweet and tart squeezed into the form of tiny lemon meringue tarts? The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for these little treats. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) …

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Bellet Wines #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @RivieraGrape
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Château de Crémat, Chanel and Bellet’s Link to an Iconic Logo

By Chrissie You may be asking yourself what the Nice vineyards of Bellet and Chanel, the legendary perfume house, could possibly have in common? More, it would seem, than we think! After all, there is a certain parallel between the art of blending a fine perfume and the art of …

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Brasserie in Apt
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Cheese lunch + wine tasting = much happiness

Contributor blog post by David Taylor A significant number of the grapes grown locally are taken to Sylla, the local wine co operative in Apt, producing vin de pays de Vaucluse and vin de pays d’Apt wines. Formally these were known as either a cote de Ventoux or Luberon depending …

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Pissaladière Tart Provence Recipes Cooking Classes @ProvenceCook
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Provencal Savoury Classic Pissaladière Tart

This is no ordinary onion tart a pissaladière is almost an art form in Provence the key is in the dough and slow cooking the onions to just the right texture. The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for a classic street food from Nice. If you are interested in cooking …

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Auberge des carrières #LesTaillades @Provencetayls
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Auberge des Carrières Great Food Discoveries in Provence

By David Taylor We were recommended to a restaurant, ‘Auberge des Carrières‘ in the small village of Les Taillades, 4 kilometres to the east of Cavaillon. But before diving in for lunch we thought we should check out the tiny ancient village, once renowned for its stone quarrying. The outskirts …

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French Yoghurt Cake Recipe @Aixcentric
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Child’s Play – French Yoghurt Cake

By aixcentric Petit-fils Aixcentric regularly cooks at his maternelle. What a great idea to get them mastering simple recipes so early. Four-year olds can go wild with the icing and sugar sprinkles! His yoghurt cake was delicious and using the empty yoghurt pot as a measure made it so very …

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Nice-Wine-Bars #Nice @RivieraGrape
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Thirsty? Best Nice Wine Bars

By Chrissie In the eight years that I have been living in Nice the wine bar landscape has changed a fair bit. Whilst the institutions remain just that (save for the fantastic Cave Wilson on Rue Gubernatis but rumour has it the venue is set to re‐open soon under new …

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rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence #WinesofProvence via @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence

At the annual Coteaux Varois tasting (13 April 2015), set in the beautiful gardens of a former monastery, at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Abbaye de la Celle in Brignoles, and next door to the Maison des Vins de Coteaux Varois, 45 local domaines had their stands set out showing their …

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