Saturday, September 11, 2010


Oh me and my adventures. I never quite know where I will end up on Saturday, especially with camera in tow.  However, today I was feeling a tad Frrrrench mes amies!

And so I was off and on my way to the purrrrfect place to satisfy my love of scrumptious food and delightful surrounds with ever so slight of a touch of France.  It's this wonderful, way out in nowhere land, Market Vineyard known as Saison.

I love this place, and I suppose it has something to do with the ambience, or it could be because I love out of the way places.  Perhaps, it is because it has a somewhat pretentious atmosphere which I find slightly amusing.  The lovely French owner stands idly by while upper class patrons pretend to be up on all the knows of France from talking about making Chanterelle Mushroom Soup, to the time they were in Paris and "Oui, oui Monsieur, it was fabulous!"  He being the ever so kind proprietor graciously smiles in acknowledgment but all the while knowing, that if he could, he would roll his eyes!  And I like him!

I love his lovely grounds.

And I adore coming back with my very own pretentious little basket full of delicious purchases.

To the actual gastronomical delights that were held within:

From Chocolate Mousse

To warm bread baked with brie and pears

To Sour Cherry Tart and Raspberry White Chocolate Scones!

One thing for sure, I can assure you that I do not eat like a proper French Lady, and I was reminded of that fact by the actual woman from Paris who was visiting her grandchildren and who took a great deal of time to look me up and down after I made my selections.  I, of course, turned towards her and said in my most sweet Canadian way "Bon Appetite Mademoiselle!"

Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches

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  1. Oh, how charming and delicious! I understand completely your infatuation with this place. Sometimes there's nothing better than a bit of decadent French consumption.

  2. Okay, you had me at 'Chocolate Mousse.' I guess one day when I make that road trip, I'll have to meet you at this lovelier-than-lovely place, and they can roll their eyes at us together. I surely do NOT eat like a pristine French woman!

    Chat soon, and smooches to YOU!

  3. Love It, Love It, Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Only you! the gardens and atmosphere are delightful, and the food looks decadent. Not that I eat like a French woman, either, I could make short work of a lot of that before I even made it home:) The mousse alone would be worth the trip for me! Hugs to you, my dear..

  5. What nice photos..great outing ..the treats and packaging look wonderful..Your basket the best`..

  6. Great photos. Sounds like you had a very nice day! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd love to know more about Fred... and I'm so glad I'm not the only one... lol

  7. OMG! Could those possibly look any more insanely DELICIOUS!! I SO love your perspective Tracy!!

  8. What a fabulous place and delicious images!

  9. What a beautiful place and luscious looking treats. And of course, your sense of humor and observations are lots of fun!

  10. Ohhhh...can I have the brie and pears???

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. What a fantastic post! Loved the great photos, it appears you had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. ♥

  12. The delicacies from Saison look wonderful, only a Parisien would give you THAT look.
    Here in Normandy we would be encouraging you to buy even more sweet treats to take home and enjoy.
    Great pix, btw.

  13. I am FILLED with jalousie -the vineyards aren't like that around these parts!


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