Valentines in the Languedoc , say it with Mimosas

Written by on January 24, 2016 in Blog


As January draws to an end and we start to plan our year ahead , thoughts of long hot summer evenings filled with the heady perfume of sizzling seafood and chilled rosé start to fill our heads.
Here in the Languedoc winter is relatively short and in my opinion a perfect period for chilly but sunny walks along the beach, rounded off with a liberal dose of Calvados in front of a roaring fire.
The ever changing landscape that nature provides leaves one constantly entertained in more ways than one. Whilst sad looking vines are being pruned back bare in anticipation for new buds in the spring, the village of Roquebrun in our neighbouring St Chinian appellation is busy readying itself for its annual “Fete du Mimosa”, where the entire village (and anyone else up for it) take to the streets in a bright yellow tidal wave of heavily scented boughs of Mimosa.
The coming out of this luminescent local lovely is the perfect excuse to over indulge in far too much of the regions other colourful creation as huge barrels of Roquebruns finest reds are pulled by horse and cart at the head of a procession of thirsty revellers who are constantly replenished by beautiful ladies in local dress.

Mimosa fete

This year the festivities fall on the 14th February , soooooo Mr Taste du Languedoc thought it would be a brilliant idea to take Mrs T.D.L on a romantic Valentines afternoon of free wine and flowers ! along with their two boys ! (who said romance is dead ?)
Mrs T.D.L having seen through Mr T.D.L’s shameless efforts at a romantic day out decided that a girls day out with friends Honor and Holly of “Maison de la Roche” Super Gite fame” would be a much better idea of a convivial Sunday afternoon and even more so as Mr T.D.L will be doing all the driving !
Enjoy your Valentines !

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