November 21, 2016

Culinary Destination Sète for Food Lovers

Culinary Destination Sète for Food Lovers

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Sète needs to be on your radar. Sète it is the kind of city that grows on you slowly, until one day you recognize that this fishy port has you hooked. Suddenly, you find yourself planning your next trip – reviewing the 10 reasons to visit and craving seafood à la Sètoise. (more…)

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August 15, 2016

10 Reasons You Must Visit Sète

10 Reasons You Must Visit Sète

A whale and two anchors feature on Sète’s official coat of arms, a tribute to local maritime history, and the fact that Mont St Clair makes the city looks like a humpback. Archaeologists have dated remains of human activity (discovered in 1973) to the late Bronze Ages II and III. The Greek’s called the settlement Ketos (a name that evolved over centuries until Sète became official in 1928), however, it was France’s Sun King who put Sète on the map. (more…)

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April 11, 2016

New Orleans Jazz Fest A-Z for Foodies

New Orleans Jazz Fest A-Z for Foodies

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is held annually over two weekends (seven days) at the end of April and beginning of May. This event rivals Mardi Gras for its commercial impact on the city, an estimated $300million (2012). Read more about the Five (5) essentials for New Orleans Jazz Fest here.    (more…)

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July 21, 2014

Rodney’s Oyster House Soon to be Shucking Calgary

Rodney’s Oyster House Soon to be Shucking Calgary

According to three-time Canadian Oyster Shucking Champion Rodney T. Clark “I thought oyster shucking was going to be the easy part!” Timing for the grand opening of the Rodney’s Oyster House in Toronto in December 1987 may have been slightly dubious, barely six weeks after the stock market crash on October 19, 1987. However, according to the man himself it was not the bottom falling out of the equity market that caused consternation, but rather the fact that the day Rodney’s Oyster House opened on Adelaide Street was the same day the Canadian Ban On Shellfish began. What could have been a bad omen did not seem to matter – Hogtown was hungry for oysters and lots of them. (more…)

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