Hello! The food in France never ceases to amaze me, so when I saw a wine and food show advertised not far from where we live, I had to go check it out. As one of the first people in the door Sunday morning, I made my way around to all the tables and sampled cheese, desserts, drinks and more. So November’s pics of the month are from the yummy exhibition.
The only downside to this sort of food and wine show is that the products tend to be a little on the pricey side. Let’s take my chocolate buying experience: Next to these wonderful tête-do-chocos shown below, the vendor also specialized in homemade chocolate bars of all different flavors. I saw the price, but I don’t really know how much 100 grams of chocolates is (not much!), and the price didn’t seem that crazy. As it turns out, a regular-size candy bar of their chocolate was over 9 euros. I politely declined and assured them the chocolate was delicious but it cost more than I was willing to pay. I ended up buying two tête-de-chocos and a really small chunk of chocolate instead. Definitely not 9 euros’ worth!
But it was money well spent. I got the milk and whit chocolate coconut-flavored ones for Tom, who loves all sweets. Inside, the filling is a sweet white meringue.
When I spotted a vendor selling canelé, I knew had to grab a couple. These Bordelais treats are also Tom’s favorite and are known for their rum-infused, custard-like center and caramelized exterior.
Finally, no food exhibition is completely unless there’s cheese! A visit to a cheese shop is a pricey endeavor any way you look at it, but we don’t buy expensive cheeses that often so I said why the heck not. After having a few free samples from the fromager, I chose an ample-size triangle of St. Nectaire. Yum!