The Champagne Route (Gourmet Chick in France)

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“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty.” – Lily Bollinger

 

I have just got back from a long weekend following the Champagne route in France (I know, my life is so horrible). It was one hundred days after the first flowers on the vines so the harvest was well underway. We popped into the different champagne houses to do tastings and of course had some fantastic meals (more about them later).

One food item that I discovered was Fossier’s Biscuits Roses de Reims. These are pale pink biscuits made out of almost a meringue type substance. They are “pink for sweetness, powdered for nobility and crunchy for pleasure”. The trick is to dip them in your champagne and then eat them. They become all fizzy and soft and simply delicious. I think that in London, Fortum & Mason stock Biscuits Roses de Reims.

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