A Day in Provence with Vladimir Posner and Russia’s Channel One

On May 25th, Isabelle was interviewed by Vladimir Posner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Posner) and his Russian crew as a segment for one of their 10 one hour programs they are producing on French culture for Russia’s Channel One, which will be shown in primetime in 2010 for part of a French/Russian cultural exchange. For the interview Isabelle created a rosé wine tasting for friends that included every shade of rosé – from the selection of wines to the appetizers and desserts. Everyone enjoyed the smoked salmon, tarama, breadsticks from Italy along with home made jambon & fromage mousse petit fours and bowls of strawberries and strawberry mousse. The dessert cake and all the delectables were served on and in Verrerie de Biot pale pink tiny bubble plates and glasses (www.verreriebiot.com). The Verrerie de Biot, in the petit village of Biot not far from Mougins, is a must-visit if you are in or around the Cannes/Nice area. Not only is it a glass factory, but it has a museum, restaurant and showroom filled with beautiful glassware from Provence. The Russians shot there two days later. Even our comrades now enjoy beautiful table settings and great wine.