Saturday, November 22, 2014

Paris to Provence - Melbourne French Festival

 Today we went to the Melbourne French Festival- Paris to Provence at Como House! We set out early, since we were worried about the weather reaching 30 degrees ... turns out while it was a bit warm for the time we were there it actually ended up raining on us a little! Good thing we had hats.

I wore my patisserie dress for comfort, since from what I could see the festival is mostly about food. And there were many things I needed to eat. There were some little shops with nicknacks and childrens clothes, but honestly we mostly walked around and sampled bread and cheese.

The man on stilts in mime make up said that I looked like a 'little French school girl'. Nailed it.

To start with I bought the most delicious little vanilla choux from A la Folie and for my lunch I had raclette! The man who ran the stall I think was the owner of 'Frencheese', who does specifically raclette catering for events and functions ... do you think I can have a function on my own and order raclette for say, twenty people? Maybe not ... haha. (it must be noted that googling frencheese gives some interesting results, I think that man has some sense of humour!)

I wanted to buy some cheese but I had such a little budget. After lunch I went looking for cheese and couldn't find much to suit my little purse. Fortunately for me (though I am sure the ticket price covers it somewhat) the event was sponsored by President, and they gave away free bags with a wedge of camembert and double brie! With some lavosh, raisins amongst other little things- all one had to do was find a baguette and a generous sample of wine and you could be set, as the couple at a near by table proved. This left me with some change and so I returned for more choux- this time raspberry, and strawberry and lime. They were delicious also, but the vanilla was my favourite. I wish I had some more ...
We came home quite early (before the real heat of the day began) but I had a lot of fun and I was glad we were able to make it this year, I really look forward to next year~ 

Thanks for looking~


  1. It sounds like so much fun! I love your outfit, too. :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

    1. Thank you! It was a great little outing ♥