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I was invited to dinner at The Eight for a menu paired with Perrier Jouet champagnes Belle époque rosé 2006 and the premiere vintage 2007 – both my favourites of the night. Food and wines are very personal and I am not for sweet wines and champagne so these were perfect, citrus notes, slight bitterness, […]

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Well, when in Reims, drink lots of champagne. Apart from the vineyard visits and eating lots, the central feature in this beautiful town is the Reims cathedral where coronation of all the French kings used to take place from the 9th century. You’re instantly humbled by the towering ceilings that feels higher than most of […]

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L’Assiette Champenoise is a gorgeous hotel with an exceptional breakfast and the wait staff at breakfast are lovely, friendly and speak fluent English. Everything comes to your table at the start, homemade butter, salted caramel, chocolate, confiture and caramelised condensed milk (dulce de leche)! You are spoilt for choice and probably go without lunch which is […]

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Switching gears back to the Summer’s road trip as I just enjoyed a super fab Salon dinner the other night with Jade Dragon’s haute dimsum and fine Cantonese and the opportunity to meet the Salon President Monsieur Dupond himself here in Macau. Trivia, he is also a Tourangeau coming from the same hometown as the husband. […]

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The husband planned a surprise week get away in Reims and visits to the champagne houses to celebrate our first anniversary. Les Crayères is an institution and definitely worthy of all the awards and accoloades for its hotel, and the food. I am bummed we didn’t stay here, granted old school grandeur isn’t my taste, but […]