Tag Archives: France

Cocktail Hour: Yellow Chartreuse

If you’ve never tried Chartreuse before, you should…it’s good quality stuff.  Still made by Carthusian monks using the method outlined in a secret manuscript given to them in 1605, it is essentially an herbal liqueur.   The more readily available green version is sweet, pungent, and strong (55% alcohol).  Served on ice, and sipped slowly, it […]

Gariguette strawberries

Delicious? Yes.  Better than strawberries from Quebec? No.  Worth 7 euros? Not really…

Oysters from Normandy

Fresh,  sweet, and salty.