The Champagne region of France is well known for its ancient Roman Empire, lively center and its famous drink, the Champagne. I have learned that you can’t just call any sparkling wine a Champagne if it doesn’t originate from this region. Many visit this region to sample the drink as well as try out its regional cuisines especially the different fish restaurants.
Check out the list of foods below I ate during my trip in Reims:
Cod Fish with crispy buttered sesame seed and cauliflower
This meal was light, lots of texture and I really enjoyed the crispy buttered sesame seed. The fish was tasty and it didn’t have the ‘fishy’ smell.
A Croque Madame is a toast sandwich with fried egg and cheese at the top and ham in the middle. Served with salad and dressing on the side.
This dessert is quite famous, and really delicious. It’s a rich custard topped with burnt cream and caramel.
Steak and Fries
I also tried Reims’ steak and fries. The steak was medium and quite soft too. Fries were OK.
Yep, I also tried Reims’ version of pasta carbonara. This was my first time having my pasta carbonara served with raw egg. I had to mix it quickly since the plate was hot so it cooks together with the pasta. Definitely a must try again.
Foie Gras with toast
A Foie Gras is a French delicacy, which is made from the liver of a duck or goose. It has a very smooth grainy consistency and it goes well with toast and salads.
Hash brown buns with beef burger
This one is quite new to me, its a burger but the buns were made from hash browns. Not really healthy but it was really delicious. If you don’t really care much about calories and just all about the taste, then this is awesome.
A cafe gourmand is a ‘dessert platter’ it contains an espresso and selections of petite desserts (macarons, cakes, tarts, etc.).
Summary: French cuisine is not really one of my favorites, however, I must admit I love their desserts.
Have you tried any of these foods before?