Friday, May 17, 2013

La Fete au Cafe Gypsy

Bienvenue les amis!

It's time for La Fete!


 I warmly welcome you to 
"Cafe Gypsy"

 enjoy our music

 Please make yourself comfortable...



As our most special and honored guest, you are invited on a petit gastronomic tour...

We shall begin with the luxurious Cote d'Azur!

Bon Appetit!


The spectacular "Blue Coast" of the French Riviera is known for sublime weather, glamour, and fresh local delicacies...


This delightful Salade Nicoise is most refreshing 
on a balmy Riviera evening...


Please enjoy a sparkling glass of Perrier au Citron, a perfect accompaniment to the brisk sea air....


Let your taste buds now travel north 
to the glorious Emerald Coast of La Bretagne....


May we tempt you with a couple of local specialties?


A colder climate requires hardier crepes, n'est-ce pas?
These lovely "galettes de ble noir", or "crepes Bretons" are made in part with buckwheat flour, and are filled with sauteed, dilled mushrooms, and fromage Madrigal...
Certainly, no proper meal of galettes is complete without an ice-cold cider made from the best apples in France....


 This one happens to be alcohol-free, for we know you have a long drive ahead of you...

But before continuing on your "Simply Irresistible" adventure, please allow us to cap off the meal in....




And what could this quintessentially Parisian dessert possibly be?


Les macarons, of course!
Which flavors will you choose?


Ah yes, the classics....chocolat, fraise, et pistache...magnifique!

To accompany these colorful sweets, please enjoy un cafe under the sparkling and romantic Parisian moon and stars....


And to thank you for your most kind visit 
to Cafe Gypsy, I would love to give away 
Jamie Cat Callan's brand new book!

"Ooh La La" will be released May 28th...
I'll draw the winner May 25th!
Just leave me a comment, and I will enter you in the drawing...
Bonne Chance et Merci!!

Thank you, dear and beautiful Anita, for allowing us all to connect with each other in this fun and fabulous way!


  1. I have been having the time of my blogging life, visiting as many posts that are ready! What can I say about this post? Knowing you, seeing you as regularly as we can make happen and sharing the love for all things French makes this post so extra special for me. I SEE THE YELLOW MOON! And those fabulous little macaroons, in aqua! Patisserie Margo? The music, the ambience and the company here today has given me such a thrill that I believe I need a break, but the weather today....what happened?!

    ENJOY YOUR PARTY VISITS TONIGHT MY DEAR...Bebe will charm you, Monsieur Maximus has a little treat in store over at Heidi's Place and there are many more that will captivate you and put a smile on your face.


  2. How wonderful to visit you for the second year running! How Lucky we are to have some a beautiful hostess as Anita!

    Sparkling maracrons? How fabulous! My husband is from Brittany and buckwheat pancakes are one of my favourite meals... with a glass of cider, naturally ;-)

    Thank you for this breath of fresh French air! I wish you a very happy party and weekend.


  3. Hello There!!! What a fantastic trip you have taken us on Irina, it actually made me drool, all those yummy goodies. Particularly love Salade Nicoise but where's the tuna?
    I am off to France next week, will be posting from there. Enjoy your weekend blessing!
    Much Love

  4. What a truly scrumptous post...The photos are spectacular and the food divine! Thank you for sharing and thank you to Anita for bringing us together! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. PS...I am now a new follower...looking forward to getting to know you!

  6. Oooh la la! What a treat for us, Irina :) Yum!! I am seriously craving some crepes now. I especially love the dessert crepes. My favorite: citron with powdered sugar. And I'd love to win this book. Why should French women have all the fun? ;-)

  7. Bonjour Cheries! Just took un voyage merveilluex - thanks to your exquisite photos. Je retourne maintenant pour ecouter la musique! Bon Voyage et bon fin de semaine. Love and buckwheat crepes! xoxo

  8. Thanks for the lovely tour! I thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink...but especially, the company!

  9. How wonderful! A delicious compliment to Anita's party. And that book looks delightful.

    Thanks for the beauty!

    ~ Violet

  10. Ouh! Cuuute! ^-^ I really want to try the crepes and macarons, yummyyyieieie! ^-^ Fkusninka! :D

    ♥ Annusya ♥

  11. Ooh, so many pretties and so many yummies. What is a girl to do? Well, my little chickadee and I went for a trial run yesterday and we had a couple of macarons. I'm hoping to bake some of my own soon so I wanted to try some good ones first. ;) It was a most perfect day.
    Loved visiting with you, mon amie.

  12. How beautiful! I hope you are having a great time wandering around France.. I am, that is for sure... Thank you dear friend for this most enjoyable tour!

  13. Now that's what I call Living the Good Life! Even If it is just for one day.

  14. Ma belle,

    SO GOOD to see you this evening as I return for another wonderful round of visits. I hope you are enjoying yourself as you see from the humorous, romantic, gastronomically outrageous and sweetest points of view. I see our dear friend here and it really has been a great experience to "see" everyone in one day, touring. Thank you for so much, dear sister! Party ON!! Anita

  15. Hello Irina,

    You're making me hungry with all of this food! So, I take it that you've been to France. Lucky you! I am having fun making my rounds. I think it was last year at Anita's party that I had the pleasure of "meeting" you! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. How wonderful to have you come by and leave such a sweet note for Bebe..
    We thank you so much der Irina

  17. Thank you for all the sights and sounds...And the food.
    It has been a great pleasue,
    Marie Antionette

  18. Wow, my dear sister... I don't know where to start...! " Cafe Gypsy" is my favorite cafe in the entire world! I love salad Nicoise, but when I saw the crepes..., I am in heaven! And then the macaroons, and then the moon, and then the book give-away!!! You are so special, my sweet friend! Thank you, Irina!

  19. Welcome in France...nice to see you to do this together...Anita is such a good friend to all of us...enjoy the weekend love

  20. I had to have ONE MORE LOOK at those hearty crêpes! Can you imagine these with sautéed champignons????? AHHHH!

  21. Irina, I have to tell you that I am so delighted you have actually seen the Bayeux Tapestry firsthand! I was hoping someone would tell me that.It must have been a wonderful viewing, I can just imagine.

  22. Bonjour Irina. Thank you for visiting me chez French Girl in Seattle and for "Following" my blog. I will be following yours too, and just loved this "tour gastronomique" in France. You have listed some of my favorite French specialties here, and they made me very hungry. Well done. You have highlighted la Belle France to perfection. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  23. Irina...
    pretty, fun
    like you!!1

  24. Oh! Irina
    Your photos were definitely making me hungry...such wonderful food!
    I still have yet to eat a French macaroon...
    I do believe my mother may have purchased some from a bakery in Los Angeles when I was a tiny tot years ago...but that is a vague memory.
    I could almost hear the ocean roar from those magnificent photos you posted.
    Thank you for a luscious tour of Cafe Gypsy!
    Oh, and if you would, please, include my name in the draw for the charming book!
    Teresa in California

  25. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM OF COURSE they are filled with mushrooms....I think in all my traveling yesterday, I was eating, drinking, touring, laughing, reading, you name it! I missed the part where you tell us these are INDEED filled with dill and mushrooms! Oh what a delicious idea you have here, to give us a little restaurant stop to stop and enjoy a real French treat my dear. And thank you for coming to cheer on with LUCY!!!! LOVE YOU SO!

  26. Oh Dearest Irina I am totally and utterly tempted by your delicious post....It's pistachio for me please and a cider...yum!!!!!! Lovely post dear friend....I will have to catch up with everyone over the next few days....Much Love to you for a wonderful week of this party....Dzintra xo

  27. Dear Irina, what a joy to wake up to your lovely comment on my Heifetz blog. It is Sunday morning here and just now I'm off to have bruch with my son, Lee, and his lovely woman friend, Vicki. So I haven't had time to fully look at your blog or even answer you thoughtfully. However, I intend to read all your beautiful posts. Yes, the paintings on my blog are all mine and I think all of the photographs, (not the one on the Heifetz blog, of course, that came from Anita's post by way of Tumbler, I think. But it so represented the feeling that Heifetz's violin music gives me, I couldn't resist. I see by your profile we have many interests in common. More later. Much love, Sandra

  28. Irina your tour has me breathless ...oh my The Emerald Coast and so much more! Thank you!

    Come with me on my adventure in France.
    life, possibilities, grace
    a beautiful dream...

    Art by Karena

  29. Hello my dear, I always forget that you have so many beautiful blogs. I LOVE crepes and cider! Yummy.

    And the Medici Fountain is my absolute favorite place to visit in the Luxemburg Gardens. You photos are beautiful!

    Have a great week!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  30. Hello Irina!
    Lovely post and spot on mood music. Salade Nicoise is always a favourite of ours.....give or take a few ingredients.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments,I've been away from my blog for a bit but hope now to get back to regular posting.

    Have a lovely week Irina,

  31. That was such a lovely tour! And the music made it exquisite...

  32. Goodness, this is yummy. And, yes, fine dining is one of the many things we do to excess when in France, isn't it? So happy to meet you, I'm coming over from Anita's place. Put me on the list for this book!!

  33. What an enchanting post this is today. I smiled when I saw the macarons because I finally tasted them last year. I just got them at the store, but wouldn't it be nice if they had a little bakery nearby that sells them? I love the picture of the moon, as I have a thing for moon pictures. The Perrier au Citron looks delightful. When my girls went to Paris, they said the food was delicious. I enjoyed visiting France through your lens today. It was very charming, indeed.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  34. It's nice to meet you. I am going over from Anita's party. The mood music is lovely, as the food. The Salade Nicoise is calling my name. Your newest follower, Linda

  35. Bonjour Irina,

    Lovely to come and visit your blog, via Anita's party.
    Such a wonderful tour with so many beautiful places you visited and the food looks delicious. The fraise macaron for moi, s'il vous plait.
    The book looks fabulous and please put my name on the list.

    Happy day

  36. Your music and images take me instantly to France thank you for the wonderful journey.
    Sarah x

  37. Oh Yes! Please add Me to your list,I would love reading this new book.Thank you for visiting Me in France,I enjoyed touring the city with you.I've also enjoyed peeking at one of your other blogs too.

  38. I look forward to seeing many more of your sweet posts. I know I will be at home here, as I am a bit of a gypsy myself. Your other blogs are lovely as well.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  39. I wish I could know how to feel fabulous everyday... that is an art. Charming pictures, it's lovely to stop by via Anita's party. Everyone's idea of Paris is so individual, it's fun seeing it through different eyes.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...