During ‘A Taste of our French World‘, you have been able to enjoy the following products:
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, located in the south-east, is the sunniest region of France. It is famous for the fields of lavender that perfume the landscape and its olive groves. Arnaud from York Olive Oil Co. gave you a taste of Provence with their tapenade and olive oil on sourdough bread which could also be found at the French Nannup Pantry stall. You also tried fig and coriander mustard from Maille and Le Roy Renée’s Calisson, a delicious orange blossom scented sweet that comes directly from Aix-en-Provence, a famous city in this region. Finally, you tried a delightful rosé from Ludovic of Vintage Cellars Myaree.
Lyon is known for its silk industry which has shaped the city’s architecture and economy, however Lyon also has a well deserved culinary reputation. In this region you tasted L’Artisan’s dry cured saucisson with Chablis (Cheese) and Morille (mushroom) mustard by Maille. French meringue will be served topped up by chestnut cream from Bonne Maman. Thierry from Whisper Wine Bar will complement this tasting with a delicious red wine.
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Buy Bonne Maman products at major food retailers and specialty delis
This region is the most mountainous of France. You tasted the mountains in L’Artisan’s Viande de Grison (air-dried meat) and La Bastide’s Mountain Man Cheese with Blackcurrant Mustard from Maille. Your beverage was Génépi beer from Brasserie du Mont Blanc, a special product inspired by Savoyard traditions. This beer is flavoured with the alpine plant Génépi and brewed with water from the glaciers located on the flank of Mont Blanc at an altitude of 2,074 metres!
The West Indies are the French islands of the Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The archipelago forms an arc 3,500 km long, extending from Cuba to the open sea of Venezuela. During these tropical moments you tasted Mango Vinegar from Maille, the best Sweet Potato Accras and Banana Fries cooked by Ruddy of our own Victoria Park’s Ka’ribbean Corner. The Seychellois Club Inc. generously shared with you their best Rum in an an Exotic Fruit Punch made by Ruddy. Santé!
This un-official region encompasses Bretagne (Brittany) and Pays de la Loire which traditionally has an agricultural economy. At this stall you discovered two regions: Normandie and Bretagne. Enjoy Paté made by Stéphanie from French Pantry Nannup and the best products from L’Artisan and La Bastide with their Fermier Cheese and Rillettes on bread baked by Michel from Wild Bakery. The tasting ends with a Breton specialty, the Kouign-Amann made by Crispin from La Belle Sweet. Your accompanying drink is a Cider offered by Kerisac, brewed from apples carefully selected in the orchards of Bretagne.
Our final tasting is the best; sweetness and beer! Belgium, a French-speaking country, is renowned for the Manneken Pis statue, waffles and chocolate. So, of course, we started with Galler, one of the best Belgian chocolate factories, where you selected from a range of delicious chocolates. Your second sweet was the cinnamon biscuit, the famous Speculoos. The third might have been your favourite — a traditional jelly candy made from fruity flavours, the Cuberdon, brought directly from Belgium’s Maison Georges de Brogniez. We can not talk about Belgian beer without mentioning Hoegaarden which has kindly been provided by Carlton & United Breweries.
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Buy Hoegaarden beer at major and specialty liquor stores.