Friday 5 July 2013

French Foodie in Dublin likes...

Revamp at Avoca Suffolk Street
The food hall was recently renovated and it looks so nice; bright, more spacious and the food display is looking great. I fell in love with that sign 'Sometimes I think, sometimes I don't', sounds like someone I know... Ahem.
Avoca, Suffolk St, Dublin 2

The Gathering/TBEX Dublin video invite  
TBEX is the world's largest gathering of travel writers and bloggers and will take place in Dublin in October this year. A few weeks ago I took part in a video invite for the Gathering and TBEX Dublin along with travel writers and bloggers, you can watch it here.

Window display and mini Tropeziennes at Cocoa Atelier
The window display at Cocoa Atelier is gorgeous at the moment and I had to capture the colourful macaron pops,  magnifique! Then imagine the excitement of finding something I haven't had in years: a mini Tropezienne is a small brioche bun filled with vanilla flavoured pastry cream and sprinkled with granulated sugar, so delicious!
Cocoa Atelier, 30 Drury St, Dublin 2,

Cherry Clafoutis
A clafoutis is a classic French cake from the Limousin region where my parents live. It's made with cherries, covered with a thick batter and baked in the oven. I made one this week and it was so yummy Mr. FFID loved me even more than usual that day. I used the recipe from French blogger Anne (Papilles and Pupilles). Yolene (Creme de Citron) recently posted her cherry and dark chocolate clafoutis recipe in English here.

Glenisk's newsletter
I'm so delighted to have been featured in Glenisk's newsletter last month. I was chuffed by their kind words and very honoured to be part of their favourite foodie blogs. Merci beaucoup Glenisk!

Thank you all for reading the blog, I got some lovely feedback from people lately by email and on my Facebook page. It's so great to hear that people spread the word at their workplace or dinner parties.

Stay tuned as I have a little announcement coming your way soon.

Oh and before I forget the applications for Masterchef Ireland are now open, you can apply here. Bonne chance!

Have a lovely weekend everyone, you deserve it!