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Ligurian Olive Oil Festival

Ligurian Olive Oil Festival

Ségolène and I headed to scout out a new lead on a hot culinary event happening on the Italian Riviera:  Festa dell’olio nouvo in Imperia Italy this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (15, 16, 17 November). I missed spending time exploring with Sego, and it is true we got a little distracted and of course, got lost...
Rivea on the Riviera

Rivea on the Riviera

We don’t usually announce the openings of restaurants without trying them, however I have heard so many good things about this restaurant I was hoping that maybe on of our readers could try and beat us to the punch and give us a review. The much anticipated Rivea opened in the Byblos Hotel in Saint-Tropez...
Ups and downs of going green

Ups and downs of going green

I used to look at spring rainstorms as beautiful events, bringing out the bright green hues of new foliage across the garden and vineyard.  This years monsoon spring has changed the way I feel about rain being a nourishing act of God. Thanks to rain, much of the road between the vines has been wiped...
Friday's recipe:  Stuffed rack of lamb

Friday’s recipe: Stuffed rack of lamb

It’s always dangerous to make a comittment to publish recipes.  They come and go, but I thought it might be handy to receive a recipe on Friday for some inspiration for the weekend. We decided to publish what was on the docket in our house:  rack of lamb.  So yeah, there is a season for...
Free your Lady Marmelade

Free your Lady Marmelade

I have been putting off writing this post for so long, as I could not find any really funny take on the how to write it.  I mean, me making marmelade is kind of funny enough as it is. But the truth is, I did not make it, but I supervised it’s making.  Stephane is...
2012 Rosé Wines:  Our roundup of the best

2012 Rosé Wines: Our roundup of the best

On Monday we tasted a ton of the new millessime 2012 Rosé wines on offer at the wine fair in Hyeres.  The Côtes de Provence label is now the most prestigious appelation for rosé wine in the world. What we learned is there are many kinds of rosé wines.  There are the old school wines...
Tasting of Millessime 2012 - Cotes de Provence

Tasting of Millessime 2012 – Cotes de Provence

We are just a few weeks away from tasting the wines of 2012 for Cotes de Provence.  Since following the harvest last year, I am especially interested in tasting our region’s Rosé wines. Over 160 producers will be showcasing their wines, with a special area dedicated for Rosé wines.  If you can make it, please...
Ali Baba's Wine Cellar

Ali Baba’s Wine Cellar

 Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have an unexpected visit to a magical place:  The wine cellars of Monaco’s historic Hôtel de Paris. Jean-Marc Ayme, the Food and Beverage Manager, kindly offered me the thrill of spending a half hour in the underground caverns beneath the Hotel de Paris and the Hermitage hotels in Monte-Carlo....