Sweet Cooking

Bon Voyage!

In Travel on May 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I am leaving tomorrow for a ridiculous two week vacation. My husband’s company requires him to take one consecutive two week vacation annually. It’s a protective measure by the bank to ensure that their employees are not up to any shady behavior. We are both super excited because neither of us have had a full two weeks of vacation. Ever. Summer break in college doesn’t count because that wasn’t really work.

On Saturday we fly to Nice, France. We are renting a car there and driving to a little village named “Langhe.” Langhe is near Alba in Italy. This region is known for two things: red wine and truffles. Seriously? That might be my version of heaven.

This is a rare white truffle that only grows in the hills of Langhe. I'm totally going to find one.

After our stay there, we drive to St. Tropez, France for a few relaxing beach days in the French Riviera. I’ve read that the Cote d’Azur receives 300+ days of sunshine per year. I can’t wait to hang out at the beach and people watch. My eyes will be peeled for celebrity sightings!

I think I see Catherine Zeta-Jones!

From St. Tropez we travel to Provence. We will be staying two nights each in Avignon and Aix. We will be sightseeing, touring wineries and even cooking. That’s right; we are both doing a market tour and cooking class in Aix. So exciting!!!

Our cooking class starts with a trip to the market to select our produce, meats and freshly baked bread. I get chill bumps just thinking about it.

For our last night, we are meeting friends from London in Monaco. Monaco is known for formal, old-school casinos and beautiful yachts. Hopefully we will not get thrown out.

I have been fretting for weeks over what to wear in Monaco. A jacket and tie are required for men in the casino, so it's fancy!

I have been cooking and baking my derriere off for the last 2 weeks to have enough blog posts during my time off. There are lots of good things coming up, so please keep reading!

I will definitely post highlights from our trip when we get home. Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. Please send me photos of your Memorial Day BBQ, and I’ll post those one day. And by all means, share any of your great rib recipes!

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  1. i think you should wear your cute, little dress you wore in vegas. you looked so hot it that dress. have fun!

  2. It’s packed!

  3. Nice and Monaco are amazing- you guys are going to have a WONDERFUL trip. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Will send pictures of BBQ- Jake is smoking a butt tomorrow- yum!

  4. Jake , good luck with your butt.

  5. Sigh.
    I would like to trade lives please. I am happy to come back to mine when you return from France. Actually, give me one more week to just cook to my hearts desire in NYC then I will return to reality.

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