This week is Breakfast Week (24 – 30 January) – a celebration of the most important meal of the day. In France we do things a little differently to the UK – and contrary to belief it’s not all croissants and pain au chocolat.
French people enjoy a sweet breakfast. Savoury items such as eggs or bacon will rarely appear on our breakfast table. We usually drink coffee with milk (café au lait) and children will have a hot chocolate. We drink them out of bowls not mugs, and some people even substitute milk for hot chocolate on their cereal.
We will eat a freshly baked baguette with butter (tartine) and either jam or honey. We will then dip the baguette into our hot coffee – it dunks much better than a rich tea biscuit!
On Sundays, the man of the house is sent to the boulangerie (bakery) – there is always a boulangerie near where you live in France – to buy freshly baked croissants as a delicious weekend treat.
Again, these croissants can be dipped in coffee and are normally eaten plain.
We will shortly be launching a new brunch menu for those lazy weekend mornings, keep an eye out for it on the website soon….