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 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



Sorry, just had to do that...

We took my husband out this weekend for a birthday celebration. Much to my delight, the restaurant offered framboise. I have not even thought about this delightful beverage since my trip to Paris in 1984. It was wonderful and brought back some fond memories of a long ago vacation.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

That's one above me. The last time (and only time) I was in Paris was when I was eleven years old. My brother-in-law knows a thing or two about beverages because he writes about them. My father, who likes to drink sweet and fizzy things, always 'adds' lemonade to his glass coz he likes it 'sweet.' Can you imagine the look of horror on said bro's face when everyone's pa adds cheap fizz to vintage bev?

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Reminds me of when I was in a restaurant in Paris and I ordered Coke with my meal (I'm not a wine fan). The waiter looked at me as though I'd shat on the table.

I could have almost forgiven the snobbery if the food had been excellent. It wasn't.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Reminds me of when I was in a restaurant in Paris and I ordered Coke with my meal (I'm not a wine fan). The waiter looked at me as though I'd shat on the table.

I could have almost forgiven the snobbery if the food had been excellent. It wasn't.



And how did the waiter look at you when you actually did...you know...on the table?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Sorry, just had to do that...

We took my husband out this weekend for a birthday celebration. Much to my delight, the restaurant offered framboise. I have not even thought about this delightful beverage since my trip to Paris in 1984. It was wonderful and brought back some fond memories of a long ago vacation.


Are you talking about Chambord, the famous raspberry liqueur? Or was it an eau de vie based on raspberries? I used to live in France so I'm interested in these things.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Sorry, just had to do that...

We took my husband out this weekend for a birthday celebration. Much to my delight, the restaurant offered framboise. I have not even thought about this delightful beverage since my trip to Paris in 1984. It was wonderful and brought back some fond memories of a long ago vacation.


Are you talking about Chambord, the famous raspberry liqueur? Or was it an eau de vie based on raspberries? I used to live in France so I'm interested in these things.



No, it's not Chambord. We have Chambord in the house and love it. While Chambord is a raspberry liqueur, framboise is a lambic beer fermented with raspberries. It is carbonated and does not appeal to everyone. The first time I had it was on my trip to Paris and had not had it since. I have read that framboise is sometimes used to refer to raspberry liqueur but I am referring specifically to the carbonated version.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

It seems that the raspberry beverage you're referring to is actually from Belgium

https://www.saveur-biere.com/en/bottled-beer/3502-lindemans-framboise-75-cl.html

I've never heard of it and am looking forward to trying it! Thanks for the tip.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, it's Belgian.

Was never too keen on it myself, as I've yet to embrace geuze beers or fruit-flavoured beers.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

It's not a drink I can recall seeing, despite a number of visits across la Manche and admit that, despite eating much fruit, we usually steer clear of fruit orientated drinks (other than pure fruit juices) because of the high sugar content.

An exception would be: Leffe Ruby Belgian Beer but even this we're unlikely to repeat, sticking with the lovely Blonde and enjoyable Brune varieties.

I did try a bottle of Chambord Liqueur -raspberry a few years ago but, again, am unlikely to buy again ... far too many other wonderful drinks to consume smile

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

And how did the waiter look at you when you actually did...you know...on the table?

He was fine about that.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And how did the waiter look at you when you actually did...you know...on the table?

He was fine about that.



Ahh, vive la France!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

It seems that the raspberry beverage you're referring to is actually from Belgium

https://www.saveur-biere.com/en/bottled-beer/3502-lindemans-framboise-75-cl.html

I've never heard of it and am looking forward to trying it! Thanks for the tip.


Yes, it's Belgian and the one I had last week was the Lindemans.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


Another funny memory I have and if my memory serves me right, I recall being able to buy beer from a vending machine along the street.

 
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