Monday, December 15, 2014

Best of a TRAVELIFE 2014: The most delicious scrambled eggs in France are at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux



THE BEST SCRAMBLED EGGS IN FRANCE

Last summer, I went around France and Spain, living a Travelife. During these 15 days or so, I ate what were undoubtedly the best scrambled eggs in France.

If not in Europe.



The first place was at the breakfast buffet of one of my favorite hotels in France: the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

This hotel also happens to be the best hotel in Bordeaux city, conveniently located to everything. 





IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

When I'm in Bordeaux, I don't stay anywhere else. 

It's a grand and historic hotel with amazing service

And when I check in, we give the car to the valet and we don't have to get the car out again until it's time to drive out of Bordeaux.



A GREAT BREAKFAST

Another reason to stay here is their great breakfast.

Frankly, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux breakfast is not the grandest breakfast buffet I've ever seen, but the quantity us just right and the quality is wonderful.

And, for me, quality is what matters most.

-------------------------------------------

Check out TRAVELIFEMAGAZINE 
in real-time via your phone or iPad

#travelife
@travelifemagazine


-------------------------------------------




PLAYING FAVORITES

One night before the end of our trip, we took a poll among our group as to which was their favorite hotel on this trip. 

We'd been staying in some of the most amazing places in France and Spain, after all. 

AND THE WINNER IS...



Well, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux won by a margin. 

And those who picked it as their favorite (myself included) picked it because of the service and the breakfast.


THE RUNNERS-UP

The runners-up, by the way, were the Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, a Luxury Collection hotel, and the Chateau D'Artigny in the Loire Valley, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH). 




Some people in the group also liked our stay at Michel Trama, which is a Relais & Chateaux member property with a restaurant run by the famous chef Michel Trama. 

It's in the tiny town of Puymirol, which has something like 100 inhabitants.

ONE OF THE GREAT CHEFS OF FRANCE




Mr. Trama is considered one of the top 5 chefs in France, as outlined in a foodie bible that everyone in France reads. 

This isn't my personal opinion, by the way, as I have my own list of great chefs of France.

Scroll down to read more…


BACK TO SCRAMBLED EGGS

Anyway, the scrambled eggs at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux is really divine. 

They probably mix it with lots of cream. 

And I like having it with slices of mozzarella cheese, which is another excellent offering in the breakfast buffet of the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux, and slices of wonderful smoked salmon.



I know mozzarella and salmon don't really go together, but this is my way of eating this. 

And I absolutely loved it.

THE 2ND BEST SCRAMBLED EGGS IN FRANCE



As for the 2nd place with the best scrambled eggs in France, it's in one of the top chateau hotels in France.

It's located in the Champagne region, and I spent a good part of the summer here, visiting champagne houses and simply lounging on one of those chairs you see in the photo above.



It also has one of the best fine dining restaurants in France

And that Michelin-starred restaurant was making my delicious scrambled eggs every morning, on the last leg of my summer holiday in Europe, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.


No comments:

Post a Comment