So French
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 05:58PM
Cheryl Crotty

Everywhere I turn I see French, I hear French spoken and eat French that is my inspiration for week 36 of Be Still...St. Maarten is part Dutch and part French...I stay on the Dutch side but I love the French side with its's macarons, cafe-a-lait and almond croissants..yes, I know you can buy these lovely items in the States but trust me, they do not taste the same...even here if you buy macarons on the Dutch side you are not getting the real twice, while I'm here, I go to the French coffee house and get me 6 lovely macarons in a variety of colors...the first time.  After that I get the smooth and rich and the sweet and juicy with a crust like velvet and the cappicino. The only other place that they came close was in France and even then they were not as good as the ones here...It is worth my yearly trek here just for this one treat. Of course getting away from the cold and piles of snow is a good incentive also..

As if that weren't enough, on our first day here, driving up to our condo, we passed a new restaurant called So French...I couldn't believe my eyes...well it didn't take me long to find my way down the hill to that lovely place...just to check it out.  The view of the lagoon across the street is so lovely and romantic...I just had to have a drink and talk to the nice waiters and owners...seems they have only been open 6 months.  The menu is a little pricey but I have heard good things...When it came time to leave...I was so shocked and thrilled, they had comped our bar how is that for good business practice and of course we made a reservation for this Friday night...table for two by the window on the little porch...Merci

I'll be back when my macarons are gone...

Linking up to Kim Klassen's  Be Still week 36...Summersun pre-set used on all photo's.  Edited in LR...

Photo's taken with Fuji EX-2 mirrorless camera..

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