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Nov 9, 2011

my european adventure: french cuisine

By: Elaine Song
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Food & Drink
Nov 9, 2011

my european adventure: french cuisine

By: Elaine Song
Cuisine is one of the main focuses of this Europe trip. This new itinerary combines the most delectable foods and treats from Paris, Provence, and soon Rome and Tuscany. Between Trafalgar's Be My Guest and Hidden Treasure experiences you not only get to see incredible insider locations off the beaten path, but you get to taste some of the most delicious food the country has to offer. Enter: the macaron. There's an impressive effort put into the food in France. It was said at dinner tonight, "You don't have to go to a Michelin star restaurant to eat amazing food." It's certainly true as we've been dining at some rustic, local spots, all boasting mouth-watering menus. And each dish not only satisfies your taste buds, but your eyes, too. In Avignon we had a real taste of what it was to be an insider. After a lovely lunch at Les Jardins du Quai ( above - definitely a hidden gem tucked away in Avignon), we were treated to a personal demonstration on how to make macarons by the Ladurée-trained chef Daniel Hebet. Everything, sweet or savoury, is presented beautifully here. Whether that's with gold leaf flakes, glossy chocolate sauce, or vibrant colours ( as you can see here). And if you've ever shopped for macarons, just the bright pinks, purples, and greens are enough to make your sweet tooth scream for satisfaction. This French treat may look simple to make, but is apparently a sensitive recipe. Really though, it's certainly worth mastering! What's your favourite macaron flavour?
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