One of my absolute favourite things to do on a holiday, is to stop for a glass or two of rosé (well … a bottle really!) and have a little something to nibble on while awakening your taste buds. I love to watch the people around me, see the passion in their eyes and take in the lifestyle and culture presented to us. Observing & learning from others, is a richness in traveling. I don’t remember the name of this particular restaurant, but it is in the old town, opposite of the restaurant Le Petit Maison that is located on 11 Rue Saint-François de Paule. We sit in a lovely secluded terrace that had olive trees around us, yet we were in the middle of the lively street with a lot of hassle around us.
Let me take you back to that moment: The evening is warm and the sun is slowly beginning to set, our skin slightly kissed looking fresh while we listen to french conversations around us. The language is beautiful and passionate very romantic in itself. There is an occasional cigar smell coming from my left but the vibrant pinch of lemon spreads in the air as I squeeze some on our garlic clams. We also share a plate of cold cuts with delicious terrine and pate on it. I tear a piece of hot bread from the rustic paper bag, smear a dollop of blackcurrant jam on it with a slice of pate on it and take a mouthful. The taste is too good to even describe and combined with a sip of delicate rosé, allowed the flavours to burst in my mouth! Just heavenly!
Our hors d’oeuvres moment was what holiday is all about, we enjoyed great conversations and laughed until we had tears in our eyes! Chateau Minuty Cotes de Provence Rose et Or became one our favourite rosé wines on the trip because of its refined freshness and subtle elegance. It really goes with anything and is just perfect on a warm summer evening. After our tapas we continued to walk around the maze like streets enjoying Nice come to life. We headed for dinner at 10pm, just as the locals did. To sum it all up, food and traveling go hand in hand, the flavours of Southern France brought miles of joy to our trip!