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A Taste of Southern France

Warm up tonight with cognac and crêpes


With the holidays over, the Christmas trees tossed out on the curb, and a solid three more months of winter chill to endure, you may be longing for a little January indulgence. If so, the folks at Miel Brasserie Provençale, located in the InterContinental Boston have just the thing for you.

Every Tuesday evening this month is an opportunity to “Sweeten Your Spirit” at Miel with a special four-course pairing of cognacs with savory and sweet crêpes, a favorite winter treat in France. Each course will be presented with an anecdote or two by restaurant manager and Provence native Sophie Lunardi.

The tasting goes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $35 per person (21-plus only). Miel Brasserie Provençale is located at the lobby level of the hotel, at 510 Atlantic Ave. It’s an easy walk from either South Station or the Blue Line’s Aquarium stop. For more information, call 617-217-5151 or click here.

Chris Berdik can be reached at cberdik@bu.edu.


2 Comments on A Taste of Southern France

  • Anonymous on 01.06.2009 at 10:12 am

    Crepes & cognac story

    I am surprised to see the Crepes and Cognag story featured prominently in BU Today. I wonder why the publication is promoting this for-profit, commercial event. Unless I have overlooked something, it appears not to be a BU activity, and drinking cognac is only for folks above the age limit. If this were listed among several other eating opportunities in and around the area, it might feel more appropriate. As it is, it looks like free advertising for the hotel/restaurant. Did they pay to have it published? If so, that diminishes BU Today as a publication.

    I would welcome seeing a response to this post.
    Thank you.

  • Francophile on 01.21.2010 at 10:57 am


    If you get a chance to visit the town of Cognac in Western France, make sure you tour some of the Cognac distilleries such as Otard, Hennessey, Martell (to name just a few). You may even be lucky to get some tastings.

    Outside of Cognac, you can visit the vineyards and try a derivative of Cognac called Pineau (“cognac” plus wine).

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