5 Holiday Treats You Can Bring Back from Paris for Family & Friends!

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!

4 comments on “5 Holiday Treats You Can Bring Back from Paris for Family & Friends!

  1. Thanks to you, I brought home great wine and bread and was able to share it with my family. They loved it and I was able to extend my France experience a little longer!

  2. Yes you were! And, I happen to know you became a foie gras convert…Also, loved the Rose Croissants and the hot chocolate 🙂 Hope you enjoy it over and over again!

  3. megtraveling says:

    Nice post! I enjoy your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I look forward to your next post! Meg http://megtraveling.com/2011/12/01/versatile-blogger/

  4. Reblogged this on Bliss Travels News and commented:

    Adding a few more special things to bring home on your next trip!
    1. Don’t forget those simple little prints or post cards. If it’s a fabulous shot. Bring it home, and put it in a tiny jeweled or rustic wood frame.
    2. scarves….what could be more typical, and remind you more of your trip –for you or others. (Last trip our intrepid photographer brought back a bunch for family and friends.) Teach them how to knot the scarf a la Francaise! And Voila!
    3. Macarons…Not the coconut cookie of your youth. These are delicate sandwiches filled with intensely flavored purees and cream based fillings. Salted caramel, verbena with lemon cream, basil with strawberry….too good to pass up!

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