New discoveries await down a narrow little street . . . several recommended French restaurants to choose from for dinner . . .
Q: What does the name of this cozy place, L’Ardoise, mean? . . .
hints: where the daily specials are posted, see upper right corner
Answer: L’Ardoise translates as “slate” or “chalkboard” . . . referring to where the daily specials are posted in cafes, bistros, brasseries & restaurants.
Meanwhile the “specialite de la maison” at this restaurant is obvious from its name.
Some eateries, such as L’Ardoise, offer a prix fixe multi course dinner . . . Ferdi is unusual as it offers an a la carte menu . . . it’s not unusual to see extensive wine lists in such intimate places . . . by the bottle, not the glass.
For more delicious details, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
Route #5 Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
This is a day trip with a 3 & 1/2 hour journey each way along the Sea to Sky Corridor between Vancouver & Whistler. It is also suitable as an add-on to other components.
photo of Cheakamus Canyon courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer
Route #4 The Coastal Passage
This route connects Seattle with Vancouver & then Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. It can be also be taken as a pre or post option with an Alaska cruise from Seattle.
photo courtesy of Holland America Line
Route #3 Rainforest to Gold Rush
Enjoy diverse landscapes as you travel from Whistler to Jasper. This route transports you through BC’s coastal rainforest, the desert-like conditons of Fraser Canyon & pastoral ranchlands of the Cariboo Gold Rush region.
photo of Fraser River courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer
Travel in Style
I’ve already mentioned that I am a big fan of internatonal rail travel. Well, you don’t have to venture to another continent to experience the pleasures of train travel.
Imagine traveling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies in style & comfort. The award-winning Rocky Mountaineer rail company offers 5 different routes in Western Canada.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer.
Our 5th Annual Gourmet Getaway
at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona
Sunday, July 8- Sunday, July 15, 2012
Divine Cuisine, Nutritional Wisdom
Enjoy a delicious week of interactive culinary events including lively cooking demonstrations, hands on cooking classes, chef-hosted dinners and more.
Learn about no-fail secret ingredients and how to blend culinary excellence, nutritional wisdom and the many pleasures of cooking and dining from a participating team of Canyon Ranch chefs as they enlighten and entertain you. You’ll learn practical skills and professional techniques from the same chefs who are responsible for award-winning Canyon Ranch cuisine. Bon appétit – and to your good health!
This is a full week program. Minimum stay is 4 nights/5 days.