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Paul Machenaud

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A must, if you ever find yourself in Annecy.  Two baby squirrels came home with us.

Paul Machenaud
7, rue de la République, 74000 Annecy,
Haute-Savoie, France
+33 4 50 45 20 58

Sorry we’re closed

A change of plans last minute after C came down with a bad case of food poisoning from oysters the night before. J and I made our way over to Annecy on the last day of the year only to find out the two authorized retailers which sell Opinel knives were closed.

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Après-ski meals

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First off, fondue is a must (or some among us might cry sacrilege)…

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… balanced by the soupy spicy goodness of la fondue chinoise ! You know we are serious about hotpot when the yuanyang pot had traveled the distance (all of 9518.12km) to make this little party possible and, erm, we have the right soup packs (Haidilao no less) and fresh chilli soy sauce dips.

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Some minor mishaps involving temperature hot tofu did take place…

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… but nothing that 50 oysters couldn’t solve.

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Have to admit I’m more a fan of raclette than fondue. What about you ?

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M also whipped up tartiflette from scratch and left everyone, Frenchies included, duly impressed.

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On our last night in the mountains, we shared a dozen of cheap and tasty escargots from Annecy (score)…

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… and come full circle back to fondue.

Disclaimer: We may or may not have drank an unspeakable amount of wine and génépi on all of the nights we stayed with M and C.

Snow patrol

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I tried skiing for the first time last December and had lots of fun except for the moment where I fell off a snowy cliff, eyes closed and hoping that my legs were in a good position so they wouldn’t break.