Hi Everyone!!! I know it’s been a while. I’m finally back in the States and have just launched a new site Confessions of a Wine Snob. If you have a moment hop on over and take a peek. I plan to feature wine tasting notes, pairings, cocktails, and of course recipes. My first post includes a recipe for the popular frozen rosé or frosé.
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13-A Baleker’s Dozen is a cozy restaurant in the Saint Germain area. It’s hidden in a little courtyard so a bit difficult to find at first. It’s owned by an American expat so reservations can easily me made in English which is great for someone like myself who’s French is horrible lol. Great spot for brunch with fresh pressed juice and home made baked good.
13-A Baker’s Dozen
16 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007
My last school trip of the year was spent visiting beautiful chateaus over the course of three days in Bordeaux. We spent our days up bright and early beginning with tours of the estate, vineyard, and cellars followed by tasting. We were even lucky enough to have lunch at two lovely chateaus. We began our visits with Chateau Guiraud followed by lunch at the estate.
Who doesn’t love champagne?! it is absolutely one of my most favorite things in the world so I was so excited when Champagne was first up on the list of class trips. During two days, we had the chance to visit six different champagne houses ranging from small to large. First up was Ulysse Collin. We were greeted by Olivier Collin and taken on a short walk to visit the Les Perrieres plot followed by a visit to the cellar where were able to taste some of the wine currently fermenting directly from the vats.
This festival celebrates the harvest of the tiny vineyard on top of a hill in Montmartre. There are numerous food venders, music, fireworks, a parade, and of course tons of wine. Such a great area in Paris and with great weather it was nice to sit on the steps in front of Sacré-Cœur and enjoy the sights.
This week I was able to visit Tour d’Argent Paris. The trip was mainly to visit the wine cellar so unfortunately I was not able to enjoy the pressed duck if you are wondering. The restaurant offers plush interiors and beautiful views of Notre Dame. Yes, this is a splurge for most, but affordable wines by the bottle are available and the friendly staff will gladly help you make a selection. Not sure if I’ll be dining here before I leave, but a girl can dream right.
I know I have been M.I.A for a while, but for good reason. I have just moved to Paris and will be here for 9 months studying Wine and Management at Le Cordon Bleu! arrived two weeks ago and have been trying to take care of the formalities such as bank accounts and getting a working cell phone. Things have been a bit difficult, especially opening a bank account. With all the running around and settling in to my new flat, I have had a little time in between to enjoy Paris and take a few photos. Here are just a few from my first couple of weeks here. I will be back with more shortly!