Hello French Market friends,
Traditionally in France the church bells are silent from Good Friday until early on Easter Sunday, because the bells all grow tiny wings and fly to Rome to get blessed. On their return to all the churches around the country, they are laden with chocolate eggs and gifts for the children and ring out to celebrate Easter Sunday. Easter egg hunts are started with the words “Les cloches sont passes” (the Bells have visited) and the children rush outside to find their gifts.
Easter long weekend starts tomorrow, and we have some beautiful treats for you to serve at your Festive table. Our French Market shop will be open every day over the Easter weekend, on Good Friday and Easter Saturday from 9 – 5pm, on Easter Sunday and Monday from 9-2pm. We have lots of special cheeses and other gourmet delicacies for your special Easter meals plus a range of champagnes including some Grands Crus.
All our cheese has arrived in time for this Easter weekend, including many that were out of stock. We now have Brie with truffle cream filling, delice triple cream, vacherousse, Tete de Moine, Mont D Or, Reblochon, Morbier, Tomme de Savoie, Comte, lots of unpasteurised organic camemberts, Pont l Eveque, Epoisses, Munster, raclette, St Nectaire, aged Le Gruyere, aged Emmmental, buche de chevre and crottin de chevre, and a whole range of blue cheeses.
We have a stock of Baerii Sturgeon Royal caviar produced using the Malossol method by Rova, a French company. The sturgeon are raised in the clear water lakes high up on the mountains in Madagascar, this caviar comes in 3 tin sizes, 125gr 50gr and 30g. We also have stock of imported wild salmon which has a beautiful texture and taste.
We have received terrine de campagne, the traditional country pork terrine made with pork meat, liver, herbs and a little garlic. We serve this in fresh cut slices.
To start your day well on Easter Sunday, remember to buy some of our frozen croissants and pain au chocolat, baguettes. Make a special breakfast with scrambled eggs and caviar, see recipe below. Serve this beautiful breakfast with a chilled glass Le Mesnil Grand Cru French champagne all available at our French Market shop.
Wishing you a very happy festive weekend celebrating with your families.
Suzanne and The French Market Team