Expert advice on seasonal and local yacht provisions in France
As the French Riviera remains one of the main summer luxury yacht charter destinations, Gourmet Deliveries, a yacht supplier on the French Riviera, has compiled a list of top ten seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in this corner of France to ask your local provisioning company for:
- Tomatoes can be used in numerous recipes or are delicious eaten on their own, with a subtle hint of basil. Both tomatoes and basil are grown in abundance in the South of France, and the former are particularly sweet here as they are ripened under the sun.
- A bowl of freshly picked apricots serve as an ideal snack. This popular fruit is grown in France and can be sourced locally.
- Melons in the South of France are sweet, juicy and perfect for a healthy breakfast or served at lunch with Parma ham, both products that can be ordered via a yacht supplier.
- Look at any rural scenery in the South of France at the beginning of summer and you will find cherry trees laden with ripe, juicy cherries.
- Also grown in abundance and perfect for snacks or as ingredients in sweet or savoury dishes is the fig, from another tree, which adorns the French countryside.
- Les haricots verts are a staple part of many meals in France, and local beans are perfect for a summer day’s lunch.
- Local peaches are great as a desert, snack or for that first Bellini of the evening – peach juice with champagne.
- In early summer one of the most delicious vegetables grown locally is asparagus, delicious with a dab of butter or poached egg.
- Another vegetable grown in abundance in the green houses and on the terraces on the Cote d’Azur is the radish, which the French love to eat with butter too.
- Finally, don’t forget to order from a gourmet yacht provisioning company, locally grown strawberries, which guests will never tire of. A bowl of strawberries will also make your guests happier, according to a report, which revealed that 86% of people feel more relaxed just by thinking about eating one.