From the first Saturday of July to the last Saturday of August, there is an unmissable event on th north of la Puisaye: the Rencontres des Arts Gourmands at the Moulin Rouge.
Well of course, the mythical Parisian cabaret hasn’t relocated in Burgundy. It is rather a former summer camp, in a place called Moulin Rouge which has been transformed for many years into a holiday cottage / chocolaterie / trout fishing spot / and there even is a little wolf museum.
For 3 years now, the place is a must go on Saturday nights. You’ll be hosted by Annie and her son Sebastien (the master chocolatier, but that I will tell you all about that in another article).
it’s 7 p.m already, the local producers who have just arrives are already installed. The smell of Chablis saussages or vegetable gratin flies the air and opens your apetite.
I Immediately I start to stroll, I stop by the craftsmen…and actually these little leather bracelets are cute and everything! My summer treat from me to myself 😉
Tourist office one day, tourist office always, I don’t miss the occasion to drop some tourist guides ( I always have some ready in the car !).
Good evening sir, hello madam, I saw you at the office, didn’t I ? So how’s your holiday going ? You’re delighted, arn’t you ? Let’s have dinner together so you can tell me everything about it ! That’s how you make friends in my profession 😉
But quickly, we can’t chat anymore, our heads nod, captivated by the music of the evening group. Rock songs, French variety … anyway, the dance floor is quickly invated! We jump, we twist, we dance … the atmosphere is just wicked and the heat is on.
After a break to drink and grabb a bite (I just adore the organic popcorn) here you go again! you meet people (acquittances of course !). Then you dance again, you eat another little something … and it is 11 p.m already… but there is a surprise fireworks awaiting us, just to close the evening with style ! It’s not every night like that, but now and then there’s a little extra, just for your enjoyement.
In short, the “RAG” is happiness every Saturday night, it’s been 3 years already and we can warmly thank Sebastien Métoyer, his mom Annie and his companion for everything 😉
I just can’t wait for the next session !