We have so enjoyed our travels in France, firstly in Paris and then onward to Chavignol, Sancerre, where we have spent most of our time.
As dedicated foodies you can imagine one of our greatest highlights of our trip has been the outstanding cuisine we have enjoyed.
Here are a few highlights from Paris….
Before we know it we’re going to be heading back to New Zealand, so we’ve started to do a little research of where we might be able to source French foods, we thought we’d share them with you…
- La Cigale – If you live in or are visiting Auckland, don’t miss this French Market. Held every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm. The market is inspired by the wonderful food markets found in France. Visit the website.
- Tomette – Again this one is for Aucklander’s… Ready made fine French Cuisine, delivered to your door; including, Poulet Basquaise, Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and Agneau à la Provencale, to name just a few. If you’re not in Auckland there’s still a chance for you to get your French Fix, Tomette’s ready meals are stocked in several supermarkets around New Zealand. Check out the list of stockists.
- Moore Wilsons – Wellingtonians you have a gem in this supermarket. With a great selection of imported meats, cheeses and grocery items, you’ll definitely find some French flavour. Visit the website.
- Canterbury Cheesemongers – This Christchurch based company sends boxes of cheese (including French cheese), expertly wrapped, insulated and chilled, to most towns and cities in New Zealand. Visit the website.
- BV Gourmet – Local to us in Blenheim, Marlborough, this food lovers store will often titillate the taste buds with a a soupçon of French ingredients.
- Phillipe the French Butcher – Just over the hills from us in Nelson is a butcher who hails from Antibes in the south of France. With a selection of imported cheeses, including a popular favourite Délice de Bourgogne. Phillipe also makes his own sausages.
- J’aime les Macarons – These colourful, jewel like treats can be delivered throughout New Zealand. Visit the website.
We haven’t yet found a good baguette supplier… We are really going to miss this awesome bread! Do you know where the best traditional French baguette in New Zealand can be sourced? Preferably par baked so we can eat them in Blenheim. If you do, please tell us on our Facebook page!