La Bastide des Grands Cypres
TripAdvisor Reviews La Bastide des Grands Cypres Roussillon
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... the region and this evening the air was heady with the scent of lavender.
We explored Roussillon and then had a lovely Provencal meal on a terrace looking over the hill of pine trees which have also been intoxicating us with their scent during the hot midday sun.
This evening at 10:00pm as we were heading to bed the farmer next door was heading out to his field to continue his harvesting under the light of the full moon.
We disembark from the Ferry at 8.00 and set off for Poitiers. We stay at the hotel Clos de la Ribaudiere in Chasseneuil du Poitou just north of Poitiers. We nave a dinner, bed and breakfast rate which includes a beautiful four course dinner. It also includes a glass ...
... summarizes our day (and, to be honest, the rest of the week as well.)
The day was a bit of a whirlwind, In addition to enjoying ourselves, Sidney and Allison also want to make sure that we learn a lot while we are here. We jumped back and forth between making multiple different kinds of ganache and macaron shells, madelines, brioche, croissant and chocolate glaze and 3 kinds of meringue!
Alison showed us how to assemble ...
... pastry was used to create a classic Napolean (or Mille-feuille). After lamb shanks (in Morrocan inspired sauce, falling off the bone) the passion fruit creme brulee was served with a raspberry sorbet - the contrasting flavours played beautifully against each other. To me, a well prepared creme brulee is absolute and undeniable perfection.
What a fantastic first day!
After a breakfast of freshly baked croissant, aromatic French cheese and saucisson, we dove right into making a praline pastry cream.
What followed was a tour of the major players of French pastry - puff pastry, pate sablee (to make a creme brûlée tart), choux pastry, profiteroles and crouqembouche. We even made a sourdough base bread (from apples!) to use later in the ...
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