22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight

French A L.A Carte Blog is happy to once again be partnering with Newport Beach Film Festival - French Spotlight October 21-28, 2021. The French Spotlight will be held on October 26th from 7:45 -9:50 PM with a special screening of a French Film entitled Love Affair(s) (see trailer and details below) From October 21st … Continue reading 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight

French Desserts, anyone?

In the United States, there's a day for everything! So today on October 14 we celebrate National Dessert Day to indulge in delicacies without guilt. The word "dessert" originated from the French word "desservir," which means to clear the table or the last course to serve. On this day, let's indulge in French desserts, why … Continue reading French Desserts, anyone?

On The Verge – a New Series on Netflix created by Julie Delpy

Vive les femmes! On the Verge... Vive les femmes! Julie Delpy is a prolific French-American actress, screenwriter, director which I loved seeing in the film 2 Days in Paris (2007) among her other 30 films. She brings a fresh and natural charm with lots of personality to the screen which is refreshing in Hollywood. She … Continue reading On The Verge – a New Series on Netflix created by Julie Delpy

The Quintessential French Cheese Tray

The quintessential French cheese platter or the "Plateau de Fromage" is a staple at every French meal. With over 400 cheeses made in France in every region, we could easily eat a different cheese every day of the year. Traditionally, there are between 350 to 450 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories, "Les Huit … Continue reading The Quintessential French Cheese Tray

Bonjour, un café, S’il Vous Plait!

"Bonjour, un café, s'il vous plaît!" Growing up in France, good manners, politeness, and étiquette is a way of life or savoir-vivre dating back to the noblesse and bourgeoisie. In terms of politeness at home and especially in public, little magic polite words like thank you merci, and please or if you please, s'il vous … Continue reading Bonjour, un café, S’il Vous Plait!

Do you play Pétanque?

For the French in me, nothing spells summer or vive l'été, aside from the fragrance of my Tahitian Monoi, than the provincial flavors of Pissaladière with a side of Salade Nicoise and to top is off a Sorbet Cassis all this while enjoying a game of Pétanque even as a spectator sipping on a Ricard … Continue reading Do you play Pétanque?

Emily in Paris Returns for Round 2

Well, it's in the can Emily in Paris will be back for round two or "deux" as announced by Netflix in November 2020. Production filming in Paris began in May 2021 and just ended this month. There's no official release date yet, except for the trailer and we can most likely expect season 2 shortly … Continue reading Emily in Paris Returns for Round 2

Binge-Worthy French Series On Netflix

These are in my personal opinion, the most binge-worthy ( as we say in the U.S) French series on Netflix that I thoroughly enjoyed. These series stood out from the rest for me and hooked me in completely. What they all have in common is first of all, an incredible cast of actors, superbly crafted … Continue reading Binge-Worthy French Series On Netflix

Happy National French Fries Day!

Today July 13th is National French Fries Day! The origins of the world-famous fries are not too clear and the debate is ongoing. Are fries really French? Belgium? Or even American? Well, the history of the infamous fries is confusing and each country can actually claim part ownership for they all contributed to the making … Continue reading Happy National French Fries Day!

Celebrate Bastille Day in North Texas

Bastille Day as we say in the U.S aka Le 14 Juillet is France's National Holiday commemorating the Prise de la Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. The French culture is alive and well in the U.S and there are festivities and celebrations all over America organized by the French Consulates and Embassies … Continue reading Celebrate Bastille Day in North Texas

Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Contest Winner 2021

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Artist Label Contest has a winner! In its 5th year the contest attracted more than 1,000 entries by emerging artists all over the country with over 8,000 votes from art lovers. These were the 2021 Finalists. Félicitations to the artist Felice Kite, of Woodbridge, VA, the winner of the 5th … Continue reading Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Contest Winner 2021

Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut – Product of France

Cheers! Santé Tchin-Tchin! I'll try any bottle that says Champagne and Product of France, even if it doesn't have a fancy French well-known label. This find at $19.99 is from Kirkland Signature the Costco brand and it is very popular judging from the lonesome two cases remaining on display that day. I think this little … Continue reading Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut – Product of France