Brie is the most famous of all French cheeses and very possibly, also the very best of all French cheeses.
This gorgeous, buttery and earthy cheese is steeped in French history and has on many occasions been the cheese of royalty. Authentic Brie is still traditionally artisan made, just 30 miles east of Paris in the region of Ile-de-France but it has a history going back over one thousand two hundred years.
'Brie De Meaux' was first created in the Middle Age...
The latest in our series about the great wines of Bordeaux, France takes us the Château La Gaffelière in St. Emilion.
Refusing to bend to fashion trends, Château La Gaffelière is still a traditional family owned vineyard, and claims it's signature is that it is inscribed between tradition and modernity - using the best of both worlds to produce world class wines.
The respect of the terroir is linked to the origins of the estate. The currents owners, Comte de...
The Japanese Collection, Blend Bistro's selection of premium Japanese spirits. Aimed of course at our customers from the land of the rising sun, but also at anybody who wants to enjoy something a little different.
Included in our Japanese selection is Yamazaki Single Malt Whiskey, recently voted the best whiskey in the world and described by judges as; "near indescribable genius".
But it is not just about Yamazaki - There is more to our Japanese Collection.....
We currently have a very special promotion every Thursday on our premium quality Fines de Cancale imported French oysters.
Blend Bistro's Fines de Cancale oysters are sourced only from established suppliers on the French Atlantic coast using sustainable farming methods and are compliant to national quality control processes.
They are less fleshy but juicy oysters, rich in water with a smooth earthy flavour and an excellent aftertaste.
What does rice have to do with Sicilian and Neapolitan cooking?
Rice is one of the few foods that, while grown and eaten all over the world, has managed to maintain a strong, unique identity in each different region – just think of Asian rice bowls, Spanish paella and Italian risotto ... And, although not particularly famous outside of Italy, Arancini - It's classic Italian street food.
Arancini are big rice balls, some are the size of oranges. In fact, the...
Champagne Jacquesson 741 - Voted Best Brut (without vintage) by La Revue du Vin de France!
This is a very special Champagne from one of the leading producers, renowned for their extraordinary quality, and yet with value for money prices.
Champagne Extra Brut Cuvée 741 takes its name form the number of the cuvée, born from a single harvest. After an aging of about 36 months on the lees it expresses a fresh, lively and complex profile, with scents of yell...