Adventure Package: France

France

A glimpse into the wonderful world of French artisans


France has long been known as a country overflowing with gourmet food. Decadent sauces and indulgent flavors of butter, herbs, cheese and wine; not to mention the breads, pastries and desserts that accompany them.

Like other countries, each region has its own unique flavors. Champagne (the region), is without a doubt known for its Champagne (the wine), Normandy is famous for excellent seafood, Burgundy and Bordeaux are known for producing outstanding wine, Toulouse is known for high quality poultry, Provence for its herbs, lavender and olive oil, and the list goes on. The takeaway is no matter where you go in France, chances are you’ll find great local food. Especially in Paris where you can find just about any region’s specialty.

For those who live in France, a typical day would start with le petite déjeuner (breakfast) of breads, jam and tea or coffee. Croissants are usually enjoyed as a treat or mid-day snack. Around noon restaurants open for le déjeuner (lunch) and is customarily a one to two hour break. If you choose to eat out at a restaurant for lunch be prepared to sit down, relax, and enjoy your 3 course meal. Typically you can choose a main dish, a side dish and a dessert. Le dîner is again, usually at least 3 courses with abundant time to sip on wine and talk with friends.

Our recommended French food pairings are meant to bring out the best in both the food and featured wines. Grilled veal chops with mustard complement the 2009 Saint Émilion Grand Cru due to its well-balanced, delicate palate. A Pipérade from Basque country is a traditional dish with a bit of spice that would bring out the best in the 2014 Médoc. And oysters with a bit of lemon are simple and light - exactly what this 2016 Graves Blanc needs to shine.

À Votre Santé!

The International Gourmet Adventure Package from France includes the following items:

• Moutard aux Herbs de Provence
• Fraises et Rhubarbes Jam
• Balsamic Vinegar
• Sunny Salad Mix
• Lemon & Thyme Sea Salt
• Miel de Lavande
• Sablés Caramel Fleur de Sel

Enjoy these authentic French products with the featured wines from our three French wineries (Le Fleuron de la Tessonnière, Château Tour des Combes, Château Pontet Reynaud) for the full experience of France! Read more about the Products and Artisans below.


International wines sold separately.

Featured Wines


Map of the area



Le Clos de Laure

Since 1998, this small business has proudly and passionately created artisanal products with locally sourced ingredients from Provence and Nice. These regions have a rich history with their own culinary identity that can be seen and tasted through the sweet and savory delicacies offered in the form of jam, tapenades, mustard and more. Belonging to a gastronomic heritage, their products aim to preserve the quality and traditional artisanal methods of Nice.

Featured Products:
• Moutard aux Herbs de Provence
• Fraises et Rhubarbes Jam

Located in Nice, France

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Savor & Sens

Savor & Sens was first imagined by bringing three key factors together: Beaux, Bons, et Bio (Beauty, Taste and Organic - we agree, it sounds better in French). With a colorful and imaginative line of original, organic products, Savor & Sens has combined the best flavors with tradition, creativity and originalities that will surprise even the savviest gourmets. Their creations are focused on innovation and quality and are just waiting to be devoured.

Featured Products:
• Balsamic Vinegar
• Sunny Salad Mix
• Lemon & Thyme Sea Salt

Located in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

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Le Mas des Abeilles

Established in Provence in 1978, their approach to beekeeping is based on three key standards: taste, environment and quality. Located at the top of the Luberon National Park where the environment is vast and untouched makes it an ideal habitat for crafting natural, top quality honey. For more than thirty years beekeeping has been a shared family passion with a goal of revealing the diversity of tastes, colors and bouquets of their 100% natural honey.

Featured Products:
• Miel de Lavande

Located in Bonnieux, France

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Sud Corner

Sabine Breton founded Sud Corner in 2014 with the ambition of creating a site dedicated to the many small producers and artisans of the South of France from Nice to Biarritz. The team, now consisting of Sabine, Magali Poyeton and Franck Couvreur, share the same goal: bring limited quantity, seasonal items together; making it easier for the producer and more convenient for the customer. Today they succeed in sharing the spirit of the South with countless others.

Featured Products:
• Sablés Caramel Fleur de Sel

Located in Le Cailar, France

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