Local Food Diaries #19: Why you should buy magnum bottles of wine
Alexis talks about magnum-sized wine bottles. These huge bottles contain 1.5 litres of wine (that’s two bottles of wines in one!) and Alexis gives you a few reasons why you should get of them for your next dinner party.
Alexis talks about the ‘Vin de France’-notation on bottles of wines, referring to table wine (or the cheaper wines). These wines were in the past considered a “lower quality” wine, nowadays we see premium ‘Vin de France’ wines as well. Alexis tells you what to look out for when buying Vin de France wines.
Local Food Diaries #17: Where to find the best value old vintage red wines in France?
Alexis helps us to find the best value for money when it comes to vintage wines in France. He reveals his best-kept secret and tells you about a vineyard in the heart of the Loire Valley – a must for delicious reds.
Local Food Diaries #10: How to prepare a vegetarian Carbonara
Carbonara is a classic and loved by many foodies. Unfortunately, veggos often have to miss out on this authentic pasta dish. That’s why our chef Yves Nico has created this delicious recipe for a vegetarian pasta carbonara.
Fideuà is a seafood dish originally from Valencia that is similar to paella, but it is made with noodles instead of rice. Chef Yves Nico has a wonderful recipe that he is happy to share with us. The main ingredients are pasta noodles, fish, and shellfish. It is seasoned mainly with lemon. Enjoy the tutorial!
Local Food Diaries #4: How to pick a bottle of Bordeaux at a restaurant?
We all know the feeling. You’re out for some food and they hand you a wine list to choose from. You don’t want to pick the cheapest wine on there, but you honestly don’t know how to make an informed decision. Our French sommelier Alexis Caraux to the rescue!
Italian chef Francesca Settimi teaches us how to make Piadina. Piadina is a sort of flatbread, originally from Emilia Romagna Region, from a specific area called Romagna. It is usually eaten with cheese and Parma ham and folded in two or rolled up and eaten like a sandwich.