Today I was remembering the time I ate a whole crème brûlée and an entire crêpe in one sitting. The location was Orange, France and it was the best trip of my life because I was with people I love (not to mention I was in France). But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today, today I will reminisce about all the food we ate.
Our first morning we stayed in Menton and it was the best breakfast I had ever eaten, and I can probably find at least five people to agree with that statement.
Those are the pastries we ate, some buns, and croissants and sticky buns I think they’re called? I don’t know what the french term for it is, but they were buns with honey and sugar on them… or something along those lines. To drink we had the best orange juice I have ever tasted in my life and also the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted in my life.
Now my opinion on the the breakfast could have been obsured because we hadn’t eaten in hours, other than a giant box of Smarties four of us shared, and we were jet-lagged, but I’m still damn sure that it was the best breakfast I have ever consumed.
In France the food I probably ate the most was made of carbs. I ate way too much bread but you seriously can’t help it when there’s a boulangerie around every corner! My breakfast every day consisted of slices of baguette and Nutella or a pain au chocolat. Then on our outings every day we managed to find a place that sold crêpes and we’d all eat them with Nutella and/or strawberries.
For lunch, I’m slightly ashamed to say, we’d often eat McDonald’s. Okay, so I suggest on travels that you don’t eat at familiar places like McDonald’s. Go somewhere local or unique. However, McDonald’s is different everywhere you go, so going there once or twice is actually a really interesting experience. The McFlurries in France were really yummy and you had a choice of chocolate or caramel syrup which was cool. The food in McDonald’s in Europe is generally a lot better.
I suggest you eat a beignet, too. They’re freaking delicious and chocolate filled!
I also ate a few pizzas in France, they we’re okay, obviously the French aren’t known for they’re pizzas, that would be the Italians. I really need to get my butt over to Italy someday.
Closer to the water in France there’s a lot of restaurants that serve paella, and I never ate any! That’s one thing I regret not trying, even though you don’t think of paella when you think of France, I certainly saw my fair share of it and never had any.
On our last day in France we all ordered a crème brûlée each because none of us had managed to eat one yet. They were really good, and as I mentioned before I ate a crêpe in the same sitting, so my stomach wasn’t happy about that but they both tasted really good.
Overall the food found in France is good, in case you couldn’t tell.