I am taking a short blogging break. We are leaving for France on June 8th and there is much to do before we board the plane. I am excited about the trip and plan on blogging while we are there. One of the adventures that I am looking forward to in Paris is a cooking class with Catherine Reed at her restaurant Reed. She is not as well known as a Patricia Wells or a Dorrie Greenspan, but she and her restaurant are a “hidden gem” that has yet to be discovered. The information is here. Reed is just around the corner from our apartment. We will have our first dinner there on Saturday. Catherine Reed is French Canadian and her menu is in French and English. This will ease us into Paris while we are still jet lagged and confused. The cooking class will be on Tuesday and for a small charge, David will join us for lunch with the results of our endeavor.
The rue Cler market street is just blocks from our apartment. I plan to spend lots of time here stocking up on cheese, wine, bread and croissants. Throw in a rotisserie chicken or two and I’m sure we will not go hungry.
Then it is off to Provence for a week. We will be staying in the village of Isle sur la Sorgue known for its canals, waterwheels and antiques. We are looking forward to exploring many of the villages in Provence and plan a tour of the Bandol wineries.
Our last week will be spent in Tours in the Loire Valley, home to beautiful chateaux and wineries. We have French friends there and look forward to seeing them again.
So until later . . . . Au revoir! A bientot.