by Sara Mogensen, PR Coordinator
Last month my husband and I were lucky enough to spend three glorious weeks in Provence and Paris, France. The trip was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and one that I will never forget. We spent the first two weeks of the trip travelling throughout the gorgeous area of Provence in the south of France. The scenery was amazing and the food was like no other. The French definitely know how to eat and I love that they really focus on the ingredients. Everything we ate was delicious and as fresh as can be.
We stayed five days in the small seaside village of Cassis and each day we dined on seafood that had come fresh from the Mediterranean that morning. You can really taste the difference with fish that was caught the same day and prepared with only seasonal and simple ingredients. The best thing about the French culinary experience is that they tend to keep everything very simple and let the ingredients and their freshness shine. This was especially noticeable in the cities near the ocean because the fish was so fresh and delicious that it didn’t need anything else.
For the last week of our trip we journeyed to Paris where, of course, the food is second to none. Our favorite experience was the macarons from Pierre Herme. Each macaron was bursting with flavor and was so complex. The flavors varied from rose ginger, to crème brulee to anise lychee- they were amazing! I could write an entire post about those macarons- definitely a trip highlight and I can’t wait to go back!