Not so much a regional speciallity, but definately a French specialty! Tonight I made very simple Charcuterie platters with Italian Capocolla, French saucisson, mache salad, chevrotin, cornichon, grape tomatoes, and sliced country bread. It was all very tasty and so easy! I am going to add this to my weeknight quick-meal round-up for sure!
Still clearing out the refrigerator… I was feeling pretty bummed, then I found some frozen sausages we bought in Moutiers! Phew! I also found some frozen, par-baked french bread which I baked and it tasted fresh and yeasty! Dinner was going to be pretty well after all 🙂
I made pan-seared French “Grillers” with balsamic glazed, caramelized onions and garlic with a crusty baguette generously smeared with dijon mustard, and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette and Chevrotin. We’re on our last bottle of wine- Emergency! It was a very nice Savoie region Mondeuse – nutty, with hints of fresh grape and subtle red fruits (think raspberry, strawberry, and red current). Yum! Not bad for scraping up the last bits!!! We do not feel deprived, in fact, we may be feeling a heart attack coming on 😉
We packed a pic-nic and hit the road. We had no plan. We just figured we would find a cute place and stop. We were right! We found Brides-Les-Bains, an adorable city on an amazing rushing river with a gorgeous park. Perfect pic-nic place!
We had a delicious crusty baguette with some funky local cheeses – chevrotin and Tomme de Savoie. As well as some green olives and mini buchettes noisettes (mini sausages). After lounging in the sun for a while, we had dessert! YUM! We bought these little delicacies in Chambery – mini chocolate cupcake, mini lemon tart, and a meringue and raspberry sandwich.They were so yummy! I didn’t want to share with Adam 🙂