France, the city of fine cuisine, subtly merged flavors and wholesome recipes is a bucket-list topper on every Foodie’s list. Whether you want to explore the local cafes or simply indulge in their gourmet restaurants, Franceis more than just its tourist attractions!
French food is not just acquired taste but serves to the tastes of anyone around the world. Exquisite wine and cheese (signature cheese fondue) is not uncommon but the best variety always remains close to France.
What defines the tantalizing flavors is just how wholesome the ingredients are- from Escargots to Baguettes, Ratatouille, Bouillabaisse to Crepes and Croissants, its doesn’t get better than this! The French have a rather sophisticated palette and anyone who appreciates bold flavors will enjoy the country more. Trying the local food is one of the top things to do in France!
Read on the know how you can get close and personal with the flavors of France.
Wine: Heart-warming French wine is as good as that glass of white or red you hold! The whole country produces a wide variety of wines and the local vineyard is your best bet to get an inkling of authentic French wine.
Cheese: A soul satisfying piece of Baguette oozing with cheesy goodness is food straight from heaven and anyone who tries the local variety is just another bit away from bliss! Do try the Roquefort cheese when in France.
Café au lait: Strong Coffee with hot milk is how most people in France start their day and end their meal. Even though the traditional coffee has crossed borders, a classic Café au lait still tops the true French experience and is the most loved beverage of the locals.
Ratatouille: Sautéed vegetablesspiced with bell peppers and served to perfection, Ratatouille is as French as you can get!
Escargots: Snails cooked in garlic sauce and served hot, Escargot goes well with a baguette is a must try when in the country.
Boeuf Bourguignon: Beef slowly cooked in a red wine reduction and zinged with mushrooms and carrots, the signature dish is comfort food at its best.
Coq au Vin: Chicken marinated and cooked in French wine, Coq au Vin will melt your taste buds as you savor every bit!
Duck Confit: Probably the most famous gourmet meal around the world, the Duck confit is slow-cooked duck meat in duck fat. The technique adds a whole new dimension to the dish and is simply France on a plate!
Chocolate Mousse: No mousse is as airy and light as the ones served locally in France. The French do have a sweet tooth and the Chocolate Mousse is one of their favorite desserts.
Éclairs and Profiteroles: Soft baked choux pastry dipped in tempered chocolate, French Éclairs will leave you licking your fingertips. The Profiteroles are round pastries which are cooled to be filled with chocolate cream later and as you take a big bite, be sure to thank the French for the the sinful treat!
With a wide variety of French restaurants around the world, the taste of France flows through many countries. And even though the country holds its signature flavors close to its heart, it still inspires chefs form all over the world to experiment, create and derive some of the most exquisite flavors in fine dining.