Christian Etienne and unexpected truffles…

The streets of Avignon are dead on this wintry night with the exception of a few Chinese tourists. How did they get here? Where is everyone else? We arrive late at Christian Etienne, but when we open the door, we are greeted with all the human warmth and sunshiny southern French accents were had been…

Exotic risotto with Meursault Clos de La Barre 1996

  At the end of the cooking of the risotto, I added coconut milk and crushed coriander seeds. Then I mixed in some Alaskan King Crab and sautéed mushrooms (cèps, trompettes de la mort). On top I ground some more coriander seeds. The Citronella and coriander gave exotic and unique citric aromas without the acidity….