Basque culture and cuisine brought us back to two of our favorite countries – France and Spain. The Espelette Chili Festival is the specific reason for our visit. The festival is held the last weekend in October to celebrate the Espelette Chili, a beautiful red chili with sweetness and heat.
Meals in France are so very simple and so very delicious. I fell in love with Cabecou, a brie-like goat cheese. What can be more zen than lunch by a river, a good glass of red wine, a baguette and Cabecou cheese after you have toured Lascaux Cave. Of course if you substitute Murphys Creek in the park, it can come pretty close to that lunch in Montignac. We have great wines, artisan cheeses and caves to tour too!