If you wish to rest on a pure white sand beach , enjoy the warm turquoise water of the Caraibean sea, This is the perfect spot. Of course the villa that incluses 4 ensuite bedrooms will surprise you with a elegant confort.
It is funny to notice than a lot of employers have no idea of what is the job of a Butler. It is an extremely important position but some do abuse and make you do what is not your duty.
First, it is surprising for us that raw milk cheese is not allowed in many countries. We just do not understand as nobody died because of cheese in France since so many centuries. That must be a kind of protection to the local “cheese” that these countries produce…
The all thing is in about the magic of a meal and for us it is extremely important to cook and please our friends and family with the best of what we have, Sitting at a table for a lunch or a dinner is a kind of religious thing. We usually offer a appetizer, a main course and then a green salad and some cheeses followed by a dessert. We do take time for a meal. We had previously laided a nice table and after an aperitif we invite our guests to go to the table. (no phone please).
Before all of that we went to the market or our favourite stores to purchase what we need to make sure you will get the very best. So buying cheese is part of the shopping. I must confess that most of the cheese store are so pretty. The selection we get to please you must be completed by some various cheeses. Let say three different will be the minimum. Of course some beautiful bread and great wine to go with.
We always go for soft cheeses and for sure get at least a strong one for the amateurs. Sometimes the cheeses are pricy and we believe it is an honor to offer you them. We make sure that our kids try everything and they will make later on their own choice. But they tried. I heard few times, some tourists saying “I do not like chesse”. When you then ask “Have you tried?” the answer was no. So why do you say that you do not like it if you have never tryied. During my career as a butler, I had a very famous American guy who requested to try a few real cheeses. He felt in love and even went to the strongest one. I was thrilled.
I do love nearly all of them. I miss them so much as I do now spend my life in Mexico. I did miss them when I was living in the US. When I do return to France for a trip I then do an orgy of cheeses.
Once more, nobody died because of the cheeses and I suggest to you to try them when you will visit France.
Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet consisted of a variety of different cottages and buildings, all built around a small lake. Each building had a specific function, and each played its part in the daily life of the Hamlet.
Chateau Lynch Bages, has a long history in Bordeaux and takes its name from the local area where the domain is located in Bages.
Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.
That was in one of those days we wanted to change from Mexico cuisine to something else. Having a nice Sunday walk along the avenida Reforma in Cuidad de Mexico, we found an atractive terrasse, and it happen to be a Chinese restaurant : Changs Reforma.
Very elegant and very simple. We enjoyed the warm welcome from the hostess soon you enter.
Still we are not in China town, so the “a la carte menu” is not vaste. But very exciting and so good. Everyone can find a delicious dish.
We had the Pork Bao, Dumpling mix, Kung Pao chicken and to finish, the superb dessert : Emperor Blackberry rolls.
Server Juan Carlos was very helpful and sweet enough to correct our selection of wine in a nice wine list. We ended with a Mexican : Casa Madero 3V.
As I said earlier, the terrasse is really nice. Glass floor above a stone basement. Beautiful furniture like what you would like at home.
Changs as been a very good and surprising moment.
The picturesque medieval town of Moret-sur-Loing is a former bastion lying at the edge of Fontainebleau forest and on the quiet water of the river Loing. It inspired many Impressionist painters, in particular Alfred Sisley who spent the last 20 years of his life there. The most beautiful view is from the old bridge or the right bank of the Loing river.
Since 4 years, I am living and now retired in Mexico on the Riviera Maya. All French, travelling in the world, will miss Cheeses, Bread and desserts. Having a week-end in Cuidad Mexico (Mexico city), I discovered this great French Boulangerie Patisserie.
Imagine going to work each morning and seeing your favorite celebrity in the kitchen where you are working.