For 2007 and 2009, following the example of other restaurant bloggers, I created fantasy meals with selections of the best and most interesting dishes from our dining adventures during the year. This is a third effort in the series. 2010 and 2011 were skipped not because there wasn’t enough material, but because there was too much. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2011

There were four of us celebrating the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 at our house in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. I prepared a festive dinner. Jean and Christiane brought the excellent bottles of Champagne and of Bordeaux. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Fantasy Meal

January 5, 2010

Linda and I wish our readers a healthy, happy and tasty 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

My fantasy meal from 2007

December 28, 2007

The food blog which has inspired me the most is Its pursuit of the finest cuisine, its knowledgeable descriptions and its superb photography are delicious. At CountryEpicure we tend to be less exacting, more wide-ranging and more personal. Chuck has finished up this year on his blog with his Perfect Meal for 2007, fantasizing a sublime menu composed of dishes he ate in 2007. He is encouraging other bloggers to do the same and send them on to him. Read the rest of this entry »


April 9, 2007

(March 27-April 1, 2008) Cities that have a direct flight from Nice pop up to the top of our list for short visits, and thus we found ourselves in Dublin. The star here is the layout and the architecture, and also the decided advantage over other European cities of never having been bombed Read the rest of this entry »