Thursday, 31 July 2014

Annecy and Adventures in Cheese

So a few people have been asking how we picked some of the smaller towns we visited on our trip. And the truth is - Tour de France. That marketing just works! And Annecy is no exception. I fell in love with the mountains and bright blue lake on last year's tour, and they did not disappoint.

This part of the trip was less about museums and historical sites, and more about the great outdoors. We spent most of our time running, hiking, biking, and enjoying the view. All while refueling with cheese. I ate a lot of cheese on this leg of trip, but it was pretty hard to refuse.

I am slightly late to the What I Ate Wednesday Party, but these are My top 3 Favourite Cheese experiences. Cheese-lover, pull up a chair this is a good one!
 
1. An Epic Fondue Dinner. Yes I literally had a bowl of melty cheese, bread, and half liter of wine for dinner, and it was glorious!

2. While we were hiking along one of the mountain trails, hunger struck, but we failed to pack enough snacks to sustain us. Luckily we stumbled by this goat farm, and the farmers sold us a mini wheel of cheese from their kitchen. This is actually the BEST cheese I have ever eaten!! If you have not tried Goat Brie - I highly recommend. It's life changing! Especially when you are staring at the goat that made it for you. (maybe not this goat, but his Mom)

3. One of the regional specialties of Annecy is "Tartiflette", so when we eventually made it to the one restaurant on the mountain, we had to order it. It is literally Roasted Potatoes, Bacon, Cream, and Cheese! It is comfort food at its absolute best. If you have the chance to try it, you simply MUST.

Admittedly, the tummy required quite a bit of acid medicine on this leg of trip. But it was so worth it!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful trip! Sounds like it was equally delicious!

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  2. ahhhh I loved France so much more than expected. Fun to see how what you did was different from us...hmm I think I need to go back!

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  3. I am so jealous of your cheese adventure. Fresh cheese from the farm is absolutely amazing. Your photos are making me want to go back to Europe--I went in 2000 and although I remember how beautiful the Alps were, your photos are jogging my memory even more! Miss living near mountains.

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  4. I love the cow plates the restaurant had! And that goat is so cute! I want to go here.

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  5. Your vacation pictures are amazing!

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  6. I visited Annecy when I was a high-school lad! Venice in France, sort-of. Excellent choice!

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  7. no way! my husband was there training last year! and he ate all the stinky cheese! haha. He wants to move there, wanna go?

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    1. UMMMM yes! Think they need a Polar Rep out there? I will start working on my French!

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  8. Looks beautiful...and yum---Fondue!

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  9. Wow!! I love that you guys were able to be so active on your trip, and that you got to see some of the little places too! I really wish I was into cheese because there are so many different kinds and things to pair them with. Unfortunately my taste buds and stomach just don't agree with it!

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  10. Oh my gosh you had me at CHEESE!

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  11. Your trip looks amazing!! So gorgeous and the cheese! PS glad that you found your running mojo too!

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  12. I need you to plan my next holiday-- It looks like it was dreamy!

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  13. OMG - beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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