I took my first food picture at breakfast on day one in France, and then another at lunch and another at dinner. “At this rate,” I thought, “I will be photographing every meal I eat,” so I started being more selective. I want to share just a few to give you an idea of the abundance of great meals.
Barbizon is an artsy village with galleries and museums. We had a scupting class–my first time working with clay–and visited the Besharat Museum and Gallery which houses an eclectic collection of art and is also a boutique hotel. Lunch at Le Royal was this exceptional tuna nicoise salad, bread (of course) and beer.
I had my first mussels in Fontainebleu and my last in Paris (with a few more along the way). These were at Les Cascades in Honfleur (and perhaps my favorite). Here, I learned the trick of using the shell instead of a fork.
I usually like chocolate for dessert, but I had many excellent desserts in France that did not include chocolate.
From Ireland, I went to France for the beginning of a three-week tour which began in Fontainebleau–and each day began with pain au chocolat (I love a Country that offers chocolate first thing in the morning!).
Chateau de Fontainebleau dates to the 12th century and has been added to, updated and modified over the centuries. It was a favorite of King Henri II, King Henri IV and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Although it was early spring, flowers were beginning to blossom.