Glamping in France, part two

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Glamping in France, part two
Dinner begins with caprese salad.

Dinner begins with caprese salad.

Food played a big role at Quilt Camp. Why am I not surprised? Twelve women stitching and before you know it, it’s time to eat! Véro, our trusty camp leader, had arranged for the B&B to serve very tasty meals. Everything was from scratch, except maybe the bread and croissants at breakfast. Nobody went hungry, and, hopefully, nobody was on a diet!

 

We also had the spectacular experience of dining at a three star Michelin restaurant, Bernard Loiseau, in Salieu, a small town very near Quilt Camp. The presentation of each course was spectacular – especially the desserts. No, we could not have one of each.

At Bernard Loiseau we have a champagne toast.

We have a champagne toast at Bernard Loiseau.

A praline  goodie with lemon sauce.

A praline goodie with lemon sauce.

Chocolate around the world.

Chocolate around the world.

An apple concoction.

An apple concoction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone needs a break from stitching and Véro didn’t disappoint. One afternoon she gave a demonstration on making her favorite scone recipe. Served with clotted cream and jam, they were an instant hit. A nice cup of tea, and I was ready for a nap.

Scone making demonstration.

Scone making demonstration.

The results? Scrumptious!

The results? Scrumptious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last day we had a wine and cheese tasting which featured products from the Burgundy region (that’s where we were.) Véro gave us a short talk about what was being served. Another cup of tea, and I was ready for yet another nap.

The only thing the least bit camp-like were the paper plates.

Our teacher

And, of course, we had to sneak in a little more shopping at Born to Quilt. There was room in my suitcase coming over. Can’t say the same about the trip home. Véro’s new line of fabric was just too hard to resist. And seeing the”laundry” basket in person really inspired me. Luckily, I already own the book!

Last minute shopping at Born To Quilt.

Last minute shopping at Born To Quilt.

I really want to make this basket!

I really want to make this basket!

Pictures of Lizzy - our favorite chocolate lab.

Pictures of Lizzy – our favorite chocolate lab and camp mascot.