Sur le Pont d’Avignon

The mistral blows…

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Sunset in Marseille

We arrived in Marseille early afternoon and headed directly to Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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I visited this cathedral back in May 2009. It remained my favorite place in all of Marseille. Continue reading “Sunset in Marseille”

Drive to Italy

“It was pleasant to drive back to the hotel in the late afternoon, above a sea as mysteriously colored as the agates and cornelians of childhood, green as green milk, blue as laundry water, wine dark.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

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Le Chantecler, Nice

Most restaurants in France are closed on Sundays. The thought of having nothing quality to eat makes me anxious. So I made arrangements ahead.

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Nice, France

I still remember the first time we visited Nice in November 2005.

We stayed at Hotel Beau Rivage, where the famous painters and writers – Henri Matisse, Scott Fitzgerald, and Friedrich Nietzsche – once frequented back in their days.

Looking out the window, we spotted a bell tower and red tile roofs that are evocative of nearby Italy.

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Bottura at Mirazur

This is a guest post by Henri and Fabienne – chef and restaurateur of La Montgolfière Henri Geraci Monaco.

Last Thursday Henri and Fabienne attended Restaurant Mirazur’s 10-year anniversary dinner. Mirazur is a Michelin two star restaurant in Menton, France. As part of the anniversary celebration, chef Mauro Colagreco invited ten chefs from around the world to take command in his kitchen for an special dinner. Continue reading “Bottura at Mirazur”