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camion-qui-fume-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-01Burger Trucks, and other trucks, took Paris by storm last year (or maybe before? I don’t remember exactly when). I think they are fantastic. I’ll admit I’ve been loyal to the Camion Qui Fume (the first food truck in France) because it’s spots for lunch just happen to coincide with where I am. I have had the luxury of having them for lunch several times at Madeleine, where there are many hungry workers like myself, and also at the Porte Maillot stop one weekend. The line is always insane, and part of the experience is indeed accepting that you will be hungry, waiting for a burger for quite some time. Speed doesn’t seem to be a part of their philosophy, but boy are their burgers delicious and well worth the wait. It’s always a win at Camion Qui Fume.

I look forward to the sun rays when the long line won’t matter because being outside in the sun is so lovely. On the steps of Madeleine, at the Point Ephémère on the Canal Saint Martin or at the BFM…. bingo.

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They also have a book!

Cold Hand Winery Launch at Le Forvm x PÜR FOOD PARIS by De quelle planète es-tu? :1
One of PUR FOOD PARIS‘s premium and innovative products available in Paris are from the Cold Hand Winery. Denmark’s Cold Hand Winery started in 2010 by Jens, a wine aficionado and fruit wine maker, and Flemming, one of Denmark’s best apple and fruit producers.

Inspired by a family history of wine making, apple growing, heaps of passion, and a dream to make some of the best fruit wines in Denmark, Cold Hand has started to make their dream become reality as many of their products have now won awards at various fruit wine competitions in the UK and in Denmark. Their latest title, for one of their latest experiments with sour dark cherries, was named the “best fruit wine in Denmark”.

On a chilly autumn night this past week at the oldest bar in Paris, Le Forvm and PÜR FOOD PARIS co-hosted the official launch of Cold Hand Winery: Les Vikings Debarquent. This Vikings-themed soirée was about introducing the Cold Hand Winery to the elite clients of Le Forvm in a convivial atmosphere, with a guest-star bartender, the world’s 17th best barman, Hasse Bank Johansen. Hasse competed with his Cold Hand Winery cocktails crafted from his bar, St Paul’s Apothek in Aarhus, Denmark, against two of Le Forvum’s top French barmen, Vincent and Germain, crafting Cold Hand cocktails with Le Forvm’s style and refined selection at the heart. The night was indeed a mixology show, with a a custom cocktail menu consisting of 10 unique opportunities to discover the incredible Cold Hand fruit wines.

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The cocktail menu had a little something for everyone’s taste: sweet to sour, and unique combinations (dried fig? Yes please!). Their products, each made from Danish fruits, were the main ingredients in the cocktails of the soirée:

  • Malus X Masculine & Feminam, made from Ingrid Marie & Karin Schneider apples & housemade eau de vie
  • Ribes Nigrum, made from tart blackcurrants
  • Prunus Rosa, made from pure blue prunes
  • Pyrus X, made from 5 types of pears and housemade eau de vie
  • Prunus Nigra, made from acidic black cherries

I personally loved the “Malus X Old Fashioned”… it was the perfect classic bitter cocktail with a sweet twist thanks to Cold Hand’s Malus Masculine X fruit wine.

As for the homies’ favorites: Ana Clara adored the “Long-Stress Reliever” (a delectable mix of sweet and sour, with shaved carrots on top served in a beautiful crystal glass.), Sam enjoyed the “Lowball/Old Fashioned”, and Yann-Yves had the “Euphoric Enhancer” first (served in the most charming cocktail glass). Olivia and Audrey went all out with the “Millionaire” cocktail, suggested by Hasse as the cocktail to end the night (served in a cold glass smothered in cocoa).

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If you are eager to taste what the hype is about, Cold Hand Winery products are exclusively available at Le Forvm in Paris, or for other information, with PÜR FOOD PARIS as the exclusive EU distributors.

For more information on Cold Hand Winery, or any of the products featured, please contact PÜR FOOD PARIS at kate@purfood-paris.com.

Le Forvm
3, boulevard des Malheserbes, Paris 75008
Tél: 01 42 65 37 86
Métro: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)

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Pelouse en fete - De quelle planete es tu? 1This past Sunday was the first day the grass was open in the parks of Paris.

To celebrate the occasion, Lauren organized a big picnic to anyone who felt like joining in Parc Monceau. She crafted the most adorable sets of cutlery and straws and was quite the host. She decked out the park with vases of flowers, adorable blankets and plates full of yummies. I am anxious to see what she does decoration-wise at the Hive next month.

The sun was shining and it was just the perfect start to Spring. People who knew each other closely and also those who had just met mingled and gobbled down delicious picnic grub together, creating good conversation. Parc Monceau was packed with families, friends and lovers and it made it feel like the nice weather is finally here to stay in Paris. Lauren even introduced us non-Aussies to the joys of pavlova. C’était superbe.

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I for one, am anxious for more park time. This winter was far too long.

Special thanks to Lauren for hosting and pimping this fabulous affair.