It’s all just too good! Right? That’s what you’re thinking as you take another bite of something wonderful or walk by another specialty shop or Christmas market chalet…Too much to try and too little time!
And what about your sister, best friend, mother, boss, neighbor….Wouldn’t it be great if they could just taste this? Maybe then they’d believe you that it really and truly is better in Paris!
So for those of you who are traveling to France over the holidays (you lucky guys and girls), even if you aren’t traveling with Bliss Travels, here are some treats you can safely bring back to the US to share and extend that fabulous holiday experience (video)!
1. That fabulous bottle or bottles of wine. Pick a bottle that gives you a great memory, or a small growth French wine you can’t get in the US. Someone keeps spreading rumors that there’s a two bottle limit. Not so. You can bring as much as you can carry yourself. You cannot ship wine into the US without a license (US regulations prohibit that), but you can carry it in your suitcase. You must check it though because it’s a liquid over 3 to 4 ounces. Wrap the wine in your clothing and put it in the center of your suitcase. Have your case marked fragile.
2. Fabulous Artisan walnut bread or fig bread. Buy it the day of departure. Wrap it in wax or brown paper, and then wrap in plastic. Reheat gently in an oven when you return (it will make it feel and taste fresh) or freeze for another day! Serve it with goat cheeses or foie gras or just plain with butter.
3. Cognac soaked candied chestnuts. Amazing amazing treat. If you can manage not to eat them all on the flight home, whoever you give these too will love you forever.
4. A tin of pure goose foie gras (sold in the duty free). Chill before serving. Serve with a fig or cherry compote, brioche, Poilane bread (or the bread above), and coarse sea salt –And of course, one of those fabulous bottles of wine you brought home with you!
5. For those of you who don’t cook, pick up a tin of Pierre Herme Hot Chocolate “mix”. It’s decadent and worth the price –unless you know how to make real hot chocolate yourself. Then, of course, just bring back fine chocolate tablets and great spices!
Of course, you could simply come with us. We provide all of that and have a few (dozen) more treats up our sleeves for our guests!