Cheese Trek (Atlantis Food Blogger Safari Part 3)

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<William Shatner/James Kirk voice> France: the final frontier. This is the voyage of FooDee. Her never-ending mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new cheese and new cheesecake, to boldly go where no foodie has gone before. </William Shatner/James Kirk voice>

After some beef, and yet more beef, we’re off to a completely different environment: Rostang – the French Brasserie [2017 EDIT: this restaurant is now closed; in its place is Gordon Ramsay’s concept Bread Street Kitchen & Bar].

Here’s what you see when you enter the restaurant: fresh croissants, breads and more.

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Led past the attractive and inviting front, I notice the nod towards it also being a place to get wine. I love quotes, and these made me smile, I’ll be honest.

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Say hello to the sommelier.

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There was french onion soup too, and I’m sure it was good (Food bloggers, please tell me what you thought of it!) but I was saving myself for the cheese and desserts.

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Oysters from Brittany featured. I’m not a seafood person, but those who were seemed to like it.

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By now, you’d know (if you’ve been reading my posts), that those lovely fingers are Yasmin‘s

And then some foie gras (didn’t have any either)

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The cheese that we tried and I’d want to try again and again, was Tête de Moine. It was impossibly creamy, and I had far more helpings of it than I should have had. I was told it’s a Swiss cheese, known in English as Monk’s Head because it was initially produced by monks.

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Surely I should have been full by now. My stomach protested a teensy bit, like Bones telling Kirk he’s not a magician, but I didn’t listen. The dessert counter, wheeeee!

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Chocolate mousse! Cheesecake! Other-cakes-that-I-forgot-to-list-while-I-scarfed-them-down! The last 2 images show the wave of destruction we caused. Hungry food bloggers = empty plates.

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Wine tasting was next. I was driving, so I just hovered around, taking photographs as others swished and swirled and sniffed and sipped. I hadn’t noted what wines were served, so I asked Sally for input on that.

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The wines served, she said, were:

A Vin de Pays D’Oc sauvignon blanc, and Chateau Croix Mouton – a Bordeaux superior.

Sally obligingly posed for a couple of photographs, and told me the latter wine was very good.

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The end of the tasting marked the end of our time in Rostang’s

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And when we walked out, we see all the Famished in Arabia crew huddle around the patisserie. I wonder…do we have place for more food?

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YES! One more stop, next post, new country. Beam me up Scotty.

PS – Anyone wants to shiver ’em timbers with Shatner’s awesome voice, go here.

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