November 26, 2006


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. Pin It


Alison said...

Wave hello to the Poitou-Charentes for me. Before moving back to the States, I lived in a small town about 20 km from Cognac. And before that I lived in La Rochelle.

Loulou said...

I lived near Angouleme as an au pair when I was 21. It is a gorgeous region!

Mimi said...

Poitou-Charentes — land of my maternal ancestors. I've been nearby but not there. But even nearby is gorgeous.

Katie said...

We found that same tasting house - they were so nice, I have a bottle of liquer waiting the holidays.
Cognac is such a pretty town, I want to go back..

Loulou said...

did you go recently?
We actually never made it there last week as I was feeling too awful and now our guest is gone so I doubt my husband and I will go anytime soon. It is a wonderful town and I look forward to going back, someday...