Tomorrow we're taking an overnight trip to Cognac for two purposes.
The first is to visit an amazing Cognac house. We discovered Roullet-Fransac two years ago on a spring trip to explore the Poitou-Charentes region. Their charming tasting room is easily overlooked, as it is next door to the better known and much bigger Hennessy house. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their products. They even welcomed our two small dogs.
The second reason is to eat at a fantastic Chinese restaurant called le Hong Kong. The owner and chef is from Hong Kong and his wife is from San Francisco. The night we wandered in her mother was visiting from the States to help out with their newborn daughter. We were welcomed with a delicious, authentic meal and had a fun evening sharing stories about our previous lives in San Francisco. We look forward to enjoying some real Chinese food and spending some more time in beautiful Cognac.