3 Things to Eat in France
All of France is renowned for its cuisine and wines. Paris is one of the best places in the country to go out to restaurants, but many other places have their own typical food and take their food seriously, tending to eat two sit-down meals a day. Restaurants, cafés and bars are found just about everywhere in France so you will always find something for your taste.
When in France you should eat these three meals:
One of the great things about the French charcuterie platter is its simplicity. Take various types of cured meats, pâté, bread, cheese, cornichons, baguette and mustard — really good Dijon — and you’ve got yourself a spread. Add a bottle of wine (French of course, maybe a nice burgundy) and it could even be a meal.
A simple family dish which has been improved and modified over the years to the point that today some bouillabaisse include shell-fish.
Bouillabaisse is served in two different dishes : the fish in one and the soup or broth in the other. The fish and the soup may be served together or separately, according to individual tastes. One ruel however remains, the fish must be prepared for eating when the guests are at table. Rouille (mayonnaise with piment) or aioli (garlic mayonnaise) are also served with croûtons rubbed with garlic.
Le Poulet Coq au Vin
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local varietals, such as coq au vin jaune (Jura), coq au Riesling (Alsace), coq au pourpre or coq au violet (Beaujolais nouveau), coq au Champagne, etc.