Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes
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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes are an easy-to-make appetizer, starter or a main course with a crunchy green side salad.  Our La Réserve, Maison Mirabeau’s first cuvée from Domaine Mirabeau, is a lovely food-friendly rosé. Due to its rich and creamy character, it will pair very nicely …

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Pears
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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Baby Greens

When the weather is warm (hot), I love to serve a big plate of fresh greens lightly dressed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, topped with slices of grilled chicken cutlets and fresh farmers market tomatoes. I marinate the chicken in the same salad dressing ingredients …

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Traditional Negroni Cocktail
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Traditional Negroni Cocktail Made for the French Riviera

Maison Mirabeau has taken some liberty with the traditional Negroni it’s a classic cocktail, with a rosé twist! With equal parts of our Dry Gin, Lillet Rosé and Campari, it is the perfect aperitif cocktail. Cheers! The secret of a great Negroni is in the ice. More Cocktail Ideas from …

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Easy Summer Dessert Strawberry Soup Soupe de Fraises
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Easy Summer Dessert Strawberry Soup – Soupe de fraises

As part of the summer 2022 menu, Emma Kershaw of La Maison du Rire, a food and wine school in Corbières, shared her easy dessert recipe for a strawberry soup (soupe de fraises). This summer dessert comes from her cookbook Taste of Le Sud. The strawberry season starts in March …

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Rouget Ratatouille Provencal Cooking
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Rouget and Ratatouille the Provencal Cooking Rhythm

A couple of years ago, we spent a transformative week in the historic hill town of Cagnes sur Mer, widely considered the ‘Montmartre’ of the South and long favoured by impressionistic painters for its alluring beauty. Within five (5) days we went from our hurried, busy lives to a more …

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Chocolate Dipped Lemon and Lavender Madeleines
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The Sweet Pleasure of Lemon and Lavender Madeleines

Recently, I felt inspired to bake some delicious Lemon and Lavender Honey Madeleines. I hadn’t made madeleines since I left my last restaurant job several years ago. My madeleine moulds were still wrapped in the same plastic from the day when my pastry chef handed them back to me. The …

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Visiting Menton for Lemons French Riviera
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Visiting Menton for Lemons on the French Riviera

When Life Gives You Lemons. We Make Gin! The Citron de Menton has been cultivated since the 15th century, reaching its peak in the 18th century, when millions of lemons were shipped to the United States and Russia. Plagued by scurvy, many sailors were saved by eating lemons. In the …

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Cocktail Gin Grape Fizz
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Cocktail to Make a Gin and Rosé Grape Fizz

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to start getting creative with our cocktails. Thai basil syrup is the perfect addition to this drink that everyone will love. Prepare the syrup at least three hours before serving for the best flavour! The refreshing combination of rosé grape juice and …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
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5 Easy Entertaining Ideas with Provencal Style

Regardless of whether cooking is your passion or not, entertaining should be enjoyable. Perhaps it is the climate in Provence that lends itself to outdoor dining, but generally, the traditional cuisine involves a few seasonal ingredients and simple techniques. Below we share five (5) easy entertaining ideas inspired by the …

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Lunch Wines Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Lunch and Wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

One of the many things that drew us to buying a home in Sablet was its location in the Cotes-du-Rhone wine appellation and proximity to renowned villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. While we like all the wines from this region, some of our favourites are the wines produced …

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