With summertime just around the corner, the whisperings of possible vacation destinations are getting louder, and you can hear a faint French accent as certain European destinations are being recommended.
France is always a good idea, and even if it’s trickier than usual this year to get your seasonal access to that Gallic wonderland across the sea, there is one way to access the beautiful regions of France without leaving the state. You guessed it — we’re talking food.
If hearty Gallic fare seems improbable in South Florida in summer, well, perhaps you’ve forgotten just how much we enjoy classic cooking. Certainly some of the most famed French chefs in the world — think Boulud and Robuchon — understand. There’s a reason they’ve opened outposts here.
Anyways, France will always be there — Paris in the springtime never gets less lovely — but we’ve compiled a list of places that will transport you to the sunny French Riviera or a Parisian café without venturing north of the 407 area code. Get ready to satisfy all your cravings for steak frites, beef tartare, quiche, duck, and more — all complemented with sips of exquisite French wine, of course.