Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What To Eat And Drink In France

France is popular for producing some of the most sublime food and wine in the world. The great ingredients are still there, as every village and town market testifies, but those little restaurants serving inexpensive classic dishes and good french wine that celebrate the produce of the certain region are increasingly hard to find. In order to enjoy the great food and wine in France do not hesitate to ask local for their recommendations.

In France people do not eat and drink just to for feeding themselves, but they actually enjoy and fell pleasure. Eating and drinking is a passion for most people in France. Long dinners and lunches and spending time at a outdoor café is usual. When it comes to meals in France, as same as any other places in the world, there are three main: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You may also enjoy typical french snacks during the day.

  • Breakfast – Generally, the french breakfast comprises bread and pastries with tea, chocolate or coffee. While breakfast is generally available at your hotel, you will have a much more typical one in a cafe, with espresso and croissants.
  • Lunch, from afternoon to 2 PM – You will find some french restaurants offering special menu for lunch.
  • Dinner usually beginning at 8 PM.
  • Snacks – You could enjoy the taste of the french waffles, ice creams, crepes and delicious pastries in “salons de thé” during the day. You may also find delicious cookies and cakes to take away, at every “boulangerie-pâtisserie”. Also, there are small stands selling pizzas, sandwiches or french fries.

Talking about food, French people are bread eaters, so you will be able to taste a really good one in this country. You can enjoy the traditional “baguette” and many other kinds of breads. When it comes to sweets, croissant and pain au chocolat are one of the most popular served in every “patisseries”. If you are a cheese lover, then you will certainly enjoy your stay in France, because you will find almost 400 different kinds of cheese throughout the country. Depending on the region where you are planning to stay, you will find local specialties. Each region in France takes great pride in its own cuisine and you'd better do not miss to try them.

When it comes to drinks, France has lot of wine regions producing some of the best wines in the world, such as Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Vallee de la Loire, etc. If you want to enjoy a good french wine in restaurant, ask the “sommelier”. He will help you to wind the best wine considering your meal. Otherwise, there are few basic rules you need to know:

  • Dry white wines are great companion with seafood, fish and starters.
  • A good white wines are delicious with white meats, starters and some cheeses.
  • Sweet white wines goes great with some cheeses and deserts
  • Rose wines are usually served with casual meals.
  • A good red wines are usually great with cheese and red meat.

You may also buy good french wine right from the producers, which allows you to taste the wine before you buy it. You can also find delicious wines in wine shops where you have the opinion from the seller and in supermarkets, where you will find cheapest prices.

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