|For 1000 years, the romantic Castle of Menthon has reflected |
the noble history of Lake Annecy and the Savoy...
|The village of Talloires, pop. 1,500, on Lake Annecy...|
30 mins to Old Lake Annecy, 1 hr to Geneva, Switzerland...
|Talloires is 30-minutes from Brison-Saint Innocent winery...|
|Does it come in Chanel Black? Maybe with quilted seats?|
|Auberge du Père Bise|
|Love this home in the Talloires village...needs renovation...and|
includes room for small orchards and French Intensive Gardens...
|Winter version of Roasted Tomato Brushchetta from GOOP~|
With an excellent Farmer's Market...arts, books, music events...it's a smiling, wind-swept motor over to nearby resort and ski towns in France and with Switzerland just over the border. And who wouldn't love Sunday brunch at Auberge du Père Bise on the water...
In the meantime...in between dreamtime...to the winter version of the classic Italian appetizer from GOOP below...I'd add more garlic and basil and call it dinner. Mais bien sûr with a California glass of wine.
Serves four to six as an appetizer
2 pints cherry tomatoes
4 teaspoons olive oil + 2 T for the bread
1 generous pinch salt
¼ teaspoon finely grated garlic
4 leaves basil, finely chopped (about 1 packed tablespoon)
1 small baguette
12 shavings Parmesan (optional)
Use a vegetable peeler to make perfect Parmesan shavings.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have you ever noticed how many good things start with "preheat the oven"?
Cut the tomatoes in half, toss with the 4 teaspoons olive oil and a generous pinch of salt, and spread on a baking sheet.
Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until they are beginning to blister and brown. Check halfway through to make sure they are not sticking.
Remove from the oven, transfer to a bowl, and add garlic. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, add chopped basil and taste for seasoning. Depending on your tomatoes, you may want to add a bit more salt...
Cut 12 ½ inch slices of baguette, and arrange on a baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake in a 400°F oven for about 10 minutes.
Top each piece of toasted bread with a generous spoonful of roasted tomatoes, and garnish with a Parmesan shaving, if desired.
Henry Mancini's beautiful "Two For The Road" (HERE). Nana Mouskouri and Julio Iglesias - La Paloma: (HERE). Thanks so much for stopping by...!