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I’m Glad I’m Not ‘Le Burger’ Kind of Guy

I’m just back from France, where I mixed a little business and pleasure. Well, for me France is always a pleasure.

One thing that struck me is that for all the talk of Ireland being expensive, I think it’s a bargain compared to France. Hotels, meals, ice cream – everything cost more, especially on the higher end.

For example here’s a lunch menu from Le Château de La Chèvre d’Or in Eze, France.

Mon dieu!

Eze is a beautiful town, perched on top of a hill that overlooks the sea, and no doubt the Château is a great place, but for those of you who might be wondering, no I didn’t order the €65 burger with avocado, prawns, and lobster. In fact, I didn’t even go inside.

My tastes were running on the simpler side that brunch time.

A baguette with butter and jam, fresh orange juice, cafe au lait in a little cafe around the corner did me just fine, thank you. ;)

As always, for all of the gourmet experience to be had in France (and I had some great meals), the things that make me the happiest are often the simplest things – a great loaf, an amazing piece of cheese, a surprising chocolate truffle or ice cream flavour, a delicious glass of wine.

Often, those are the tastes I remember…

3 Responses to “I’m Glad I’m Not ‘Le Burger’ Kind of Guy”

  1. July 31st, 2011 at 9:27 am

    traditional sweets says:

    Great. I enjoyed your adventure too. Thanks for sharing this i really liked it a lot.

  2. August 8th, 2011 at 3:45 am

    michele says:

    I agree. The best tasting lunch in France was a loaf of bread and cheese.

  3. August 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    garret dublin says:

    it’s true that you can pay really high prices in france, but typically it’s of the 8 euro bottle of coke on the Champs Elysee variety!

    i lived in the south of france for a while, and if yo shop in the local boulangerie, epicerie, etc, it’s very cheap. and the restaurants that the locals go to are pretty cheap too!

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