Frozen Puddings

This amazing pud is from Picard.  Called ‘La Foret Enneigee’, it is made from mousse mascarpone, mousse au chocolat, crème dessertbrulee and coustillant speculos chocolat.  It looks wonderful.

I  hadn’t realised until recently Continue Reading »

Today sees the launch of a new direct train service between Marseille and Milan by thello.  Continue Reading »

In search of a lunchtime snack today, I happened across Columbus Café which I hadn’t seen before.  It has a good array of fresh salads, filled baguettes, and toasted paninis and bagels, plus muffins which they say are made on the premises.

It was a perfectly good lunch but what was interesting is what I found inside. At first glance, it seems to be a very small café with limited seating, relying more on take-aways; but it stretches back and upstairs, into what was Continue Reading »

Tomorrow, Sunday 14th, you have the opportunity to see a Bravade Calendale, which is a traditional parade when the town authorities are ceremonially presented with a pompe de Noel.  This is of course a Provencal bread infused with local olive oil, and bravadenot a pump as the tourist office website would have us believe! Continue Reading »

eurostar-trainBooking has opened today for this new service which will be the first time Continue Reading »

There seems to be quite a churn in restaurants in Aix – especially along rue d’Italie, provence shop cafemy route into town.  But I was very sad to hear about the impending closure of Continue Reading »

What a wonderful subject for next year’s show at the Carrieres de Lumieres. 

leonard-michelange-raphael1200px‘Leonardo de Vinci, Michel-Ange, Raphael: Les Géants de la Renaissance’ Continue Reading »