The month of July is traditionally very busy in France with the Bastille Day celebrations and the Tour de France, as well as a lot of people going on holidays.
On a more personal note, it is also a month full of birthdays for our family: my grandmother was born on the 1st, my wife on the 3rd, my sister on the 7th and my son Gregoire on the 16th, being his 21st this year. Hence why you have not heard much from me recently...
In Australia, we are lucky to have a great coverage of the Tour on SBS, with also some culinary delights, by either our local Gabriel Gate, a Melbourne-based French chef, or the French Food Safari every Thursday night - and obviously the ever present MasterChef competition, which is often French inspired!
Some local restaurants are having a Bastille Day menu all month like "Uncorked" in North Sydney that we will review shortly.
Late last month, as we had my sister-in-law and her partner visiting from Perth on their way to Las Vegas, we had the pleasure to share a dinner at "Tastevin", a gorgeous French bistro in East Sydney, also on the list to be reviewed.
Finally, we have celebrated our son's 21st at Sepia in the Sydney CBD, where the chef is the ex executive chef at the very famous Tetsuya. To give you a glimpse of the place, I will just review the wines we sampled there on our wine page.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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