I was down for a wine tasting event at Crêperie Des Arts organised by French Terroirs, an online wine shop that specialises in selling Provence Rosé in Singapore at very reasonable prices.
Laurant, the owner of French Terroirs, was also there to introduce to us the various new and finest wines in Provence and elsewhere. He also prepared some special french finger food for us to go with the wine.
Welcome drink: Champagne
Amuse-bouche or one-bite appetizer: Cheese platter ( Blue Cheese, Gruyères…) and some cucumber, carrot sticks and bread to eat with some french specialty dips.
The wine table with the newest collection wines.
Great French wines at affordable prices! (S$20-$40!)
Our little souvenirs from Laurent.
Laurant had generously gave each of us 3 bottles of French Terroirs’ delights!
Figail : Pickled garlic mousse with figs and brown sugar Artichail: Artichoke cream with fresh garlic and basil Olive Verte : Green olive pulp with cognac, basil and hot pepper. ( I prefer this one!)
At the end of the whole wine tasting event which I’ve tasted about 6 different wines, we get to bring home some of French Terroir’s delights for spreading on baguettes. It is generally eaten as hors d’oeuvre or snacks/appetizer before the main course. According to Laurant, this is pretty similar to Tapenade, a dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives made popular in Provence, France. These delights are canned in glass bottles without any food colouring or preservation added into it so it cannot be kept for a long time once it is opened. The spread must be consumed with 10 days after opening.