Restaurants Aix en Provence @Aixecentric

How Many Restaurants are there in Aix?

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: Anyone who has been living in Aix for the past ten years will have witnessed the strong growth of restaurants in town, and specifically the increase in casual eating. La Provence recently reported that there are now nearly 700 places to eat in the commune …

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Chateau Bellet Vineyards @LizGababyMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

What’s New at Château de Bellet

New vineyards at Château de Bellet At the beginning of June I happened to go to Château de Bellet to collect some wine for a tasting I was giving in Monaco. This was the first time I had been to the new cellar, driving through an impressive new gateway and …

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Rosé #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Premium Rosé Tasting #poshpinks15

For the 3rd year running, Richard Bampfield MW and  Jean Christophe Mau of Chateau Brown from Bordeaux, have held a tasting of premium rosés (£15 and over)  in London. My tasting results of my top 18 will appear in the September 2015 edition of Decanter’s Expert Choice (out 5 August 2015). Find out …

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Alpilles Wine Tasting AOC Les Baux de Provence
Ashley TinkerTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Alpilles Wine Tasting Around the Vineyards of AOC Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The first weekend in June was the ‘portes ouvertes’ of the 12 vineyards that comprise the small appellation of AOC Les Baux-de-Provence here in the Alpilles. They were celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the creation of their small AOC. These vineyards are located next …

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Le Chateau Calanque de Sormiou #Provence @Aixcentric
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Memorable Dining at Le Chateau

Contributor blog post by: Aixcentric This is the view as you drive over the rocky mountains towards the Mediterranean from the very eastern edge of Marseille. The breathtaking Calanque de Sormiou is the setting for ‘Le Chateau’ a family-run restaurant established back in 1948. To be able to drive down …

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Tomates provençales
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Tomates provençales

Contributor blog post by Pesto and Pistou As we start to come into the tomato season, more in the Mediterranean areas than here in the UK of course, I’ve been turning my attention to tomato recipes. When tomatoes first appeared in Italy in the 1600s they weren’t adopted by peasants …

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Rose Food Matching @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence
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The Art of Wine Pairing: A Bouquet of Rosés for Asian Cuisine

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: It’s officially summer and, in case you haven’t noticed, the world appears to have awoken to the virtues of our favourite pink drink along the Riviera, rosé! Whilst we know from practice just how well a glass of chilled rosé goes with local provençal …

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Eggplant Lamb Tian @ProvenceCook
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Eggplant and Lamb Tian

The Provence Gourmet shares this one-pan, savoury main dish made with local Provencal lamb, eggplant and herbs. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) to find out about his classes. Image Credits: All photos were provided by and published with …

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Banon Cheese Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food ProducersTaste

Cheese lovers paradise!

By David Taylor The 23rd Banon cheese festival took place Sunday, it has been a few years since we have been and it continues to attract huge crowds the the main interest being tasting and eating cheese, lunching, drinking and just a very convivial day out for friends and families …

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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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