Happy Bastille Day everyone! Management was on hiatus which explains the lack of blog postings since June but there were trips to be had and work to be done!
In honor of the French National Holiday – which unlike the US National Holiday, did not include much other than a massive military display on the Champs D’Elysees rather than lots of barbeques and summer riotry. However in commemoration, I thought I would share a few of my “favorite things French”. There’s not enough room for all of them but here are the top 5.
1. Macarons from Pierre Herme – quite possibly the best macarons out there, though they’re closely followed by Yauatcha in London, Laduree in Paris and if we have to make do in Vienna, then Oberlaa. Perfectly light cookies, with perfectly butter cream center in flavors that make your head spin. If you know someone coming from Paris, make sure to put in an order!
3. The Eiffel Tower – when it twinkles of course, somehow nothing says Paris more…It’s a tear jerker for me every time.
4. Champagne – despite our occassional paramourous dalliance with prosecco and sekt when serving the masses at our casa, everyone knows France’s greatest contribution to libations is Champagne. Brother Perignon liked to drink stars and so do I, preferably from the production of Louis Roederer…and preferably in pink.