November 5, 2012

Travels With Cynthia, Pierre, and Jamie

A day is never done in the busy life of a Chef.  My dear friend and Chef, Pierre Schaedelin, owner of PS Tailored Events traveled more than 2000 miles in France in 9 days getting ideas, tasting cheeses, sampling spices, visiting familiar faces, and reviving his love for his homeland.  His companions were Jamie Unwin, Pierre’s partner at PS Tailored Events, and Cynthia Loeb, owner of Oliva Italian Eatery in Keller, Texas.  Even though Cynthia now lives in Texas, she happily returns to New York City to help Pierre with many of my events.

Their terrific trip started in Alsace, Pierre's birthplace, and continued through the heart of France on the way to Bordeaux.  Next was Biarritz, a quick stop in Spain - the Basque Country, Pyrenees, the Rhone Valley, Provence, and finally Nice.  These pictures are a better tour of France than any guide book can offer.  Don't hesitate to ask them for their secrets for your next trip!  Bon Voyage!  Thanks to Cynthia, Pierre, and Jamie for sharing photos and captions.