Here at Saveur du Jour, on this Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to extend our gratitude to all our valued customers. We are delighted to serve you, and bring a slice of France right into your home. Thank you for your loyalty and support. We could not do it without you! We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving day.
Veronique & Delphine
As a MERCI to all our wonderful customers, we are glad to add a complimentary gift with your next order! This nice set will ship directly from our office in Aix-en-Provence, in the South of France. It includes a decorative ceramic cup and a chocolate dragee sachet by Barnier. Place an order of $50 or more to receive your free gift and enter "Merci" in the comments field at checkout. Offer valid through Sunday, December 4. Does not apply to "By the case" and fresh meat orders.
Thanksgiving day is a Canadian and American holiday, and so it does not exist in France. Many Americans abroad during this holiday may experience challenges celebrating this grand holiday. Luckily, we have a gathered a few ways Americans can still participate in Thanksgiving, even if they are thousands of miles away from home!
Buying American food products:
Fortunately, there are places around France where traditional Thanksgiving items are sold.
For starters, turkey should not be too hard to find! The French love it, particularly in Licques in northern France, which is famous for its annual turkey festival held in December. Other stores sell common American items, such as cranberry sauce, Hershey bars, and even Dr. Pepper. Two local Parisian stores that sell these items are "Thanksgiving Store" and "The Real McCoy."
Restaurants and places that serve Thanksgiving dinners:
For those who do not have enough time to go grocery shopping, or prefer to go out to eat, plenty of French restaurants and organizations offer Thanksgiving meals. Here are just a few!
New products have arrived this month at our store. With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start gift shopping!
"Saveur du Jour" now has a larger variety of gourmet French chocolates in stock. They are a sweet gift for the holiday season. Those with a sweet tooth will definitely enjoy them! We also have new "La Mère Poulard" collector's tote bags in many colors. These spacious and trendy totes are sure to come in handy. They make a great gift! Lastly, more fashion jewelry has been added to our site. Add some flair to your holiday outfit with a Parisian accessory.
Exciting events are always happening in Aix. This month's focus is on the Marilyn Monroe exhibition at a local landmark.
The “Hôtel de Caumont” is listed as a “hôtel particulier” in France, meaning it is a townhouse of a grand sort. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1990. Currently, there is a Marilyn Monroe exposition simply titled “Marilyn” that is on display at the “Hôtel de Caumont.” It will last until 5/1/17. The exhibition presents some sixty photographs, mostly on loan from private collectors, as well as numerous multimedia materials. “Marilyn” is the story of the unique relationship that Marilyn Monroe had with photography, and photographers. This key relationship would play a vital role in the construction of her legendary image.
"La Tarte au Citron Meringuée" (Lemon Meringue Pie) is a French favorite. This recipe puts a whole new twist to the classic pie. Easy to make, you’ll love these pie shooters!
Ingredients: For the lemon curd:
1/2 a cup of granulated sugar
7 tablespoons of butter
3 egg yolks
The zest and juice of 2 lemons
1/8 a cup of cornstarch
For the meringue:
2 egg whites
30 teaspoons of sugar
1/5 a cup of water
For the crust:
8-10 shortbread biscuits
Preparation: For the lemon curd:
In a saucepan, add the powdered sugar, egg yolks, butter, lemon zest and juice, and lastly, cornstarch
Stir and set over barely simmering water
Remove from heat and let cool
For the meringue:
Once again, in a saucepan, boil water and sugar for a few minutes
Beat the egg whites until they are foamy. Once this is done, pour the boiled water and sugar into the egg whites. Continue to beat. Allow about 10 minutes for the sugar to incorporate. Then whip until completely cool.
Put it in a pastry bag
To make your lemon meringue pie shooters:
Crush your biscuits in a plastic film, using a rolling pin
Spread the grounded shortbread in a glass jar
Fill your glasses with the lemon curd
Pour the meringue in your glasses
You can grill the top of the meringue with a blowtorch (optional)
Refrigerate before serving, and enjoy your tasty treat!
If you have been craving chocolate, we have the perfect solution for you! We now have available boxes of Lindt Pyreneens chocolates. Each box contains 30 chocolate squares. You can either buy a box of all milk chocolate squares, or a box that contains a mixed assortment of milk and dark chocolate squares. These chocolates are made according to a secret recipe, and are famous for their distinct icy feeling and delicious taste. They are popular in France, especially during the Holiday season. So, get yours now, and embark on a chocolate journey! Stay tuned: more flavors and sizes of chocolate boxes to come in the next days!
New Paris gifts, new antiques and new partnership!
We are pleased to announce that new antiques have arrived, as well as new Paris-themed items. Later this week, new macaroon gift boxes will also be in stock! Soon, you will be able to receive these delicious treats in decorated Paris tin boxes. Also, new flavors have just been released by our French Chef, Jean-Charles Meresse: Praliné, Apricot & Walnut, Passion Fruit & Milk Chocolate, Mandarin, and our favorite, Rose & Litchee!
Finally, we are now partnered with "Guest in the City" in France. Guest in the City is a new online tool that provides local services to tourists in France in order to ensure an enjoyable cultural experience. What better way to discover all the delights of a city or a region than being guided by a friendly French local? For your next vacation in France, contact one of the hosts on Guest in the City, and explore new horizons. Whether your journey takes you to Paris, to Provence, or elsewhere in France, you can dine with locals, stay with locals, visit with locals, or participate in other authentic activities. Now book directly online on Saveur du Jour! (More listings coming soon...)
For example, book a city tour in a vintage car with Guillaume, or a cooking class with Mathilde, a chef in Aix-en-Provence!
We are excited to introduce our new delicious and colorful macarons!
They come in 16 different flavors and are sold by 6 pieces, 12 pieces or more.
Select the flavors of your choice among chocolate, lemon, strawberry, calisson, nougat...
Your order will express ship by FedEx directly from France.
Purchase at least one box of macarons and get 15% off your entire order!
Enter coupon code "Macarons" at checkout. Offer valid through Friday, September 16, 2016. Order a minimum of $40. "By-the-case" items that are already discounted are excluded from this offer and will be automatically refunded.
We hope you had a wonderful summer and a great back-to-school time!
Here at Saveur du Jour, the summer has been the perfect time to source new products from Paris and from Provence. Do not hesitate to take a look at ournew products page to discover the latest and greatest items in stock.
Gourmet honey from France and Corsica, mini Calissons, bottle-openers and decorative pens from Paris, artistic magnets and more!