Meeting the French
Report by Marcus Croman and photos by Patrick Trollope.
place was in Liverpool's The Panoramic Restaurant, with spectacular
with views across Liverpool and overlooking the Mersey and the Liver
building, but what a fantastic place to meet representatives of the
French tourist board from all regions.
The atmosphere was full of enthusiasm, with food and wine on the go
all around you. We talked to many of the regional representatives
about their culinary and wine offerings: Brittany is famous for its
seafood and crepes, Dordogne which has lots to offer to travellers
like the black truffle or fields of saffron and its red wine,
Burgundy famous for its wine and Gingerbread every region has some
special dish or attribute. I, myself, love talking to people about
good food and wine as they go hand in hand together so well, and it
was fantastic to talk to such a group of people who are passionate
about these things. The French, in my view, know a thing or two
about how to extract the best flavours out of the things they make.
If you would like a chance to learn some of their secrets they have
special packages and tours for every type of connoisseur be it wine,
cooking, making savoury or sweet crepes, or spending the day with
local fishermen to catch your dinner.
It is such a shame that there are so few flights to the different
regions of France from Liverpool John Lennon Airport there are more
options available though via Manchester Airport, and of course there
is always the ferry or the Euro Tunnel.
We will be following up these leads at some point soon. For now we
recommend that if you are looking for a holiday outside the UK, you
take a look at the the official French Tourism Development Agency
franceguide.com to get lots of
Also these 3 website
are worth a visit:-
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