Coffret Reine et Favorites

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A gift for the curious gourmands! This boudoir cabinet with 5 delicacies honors Queens and Favorites (madames) that have marked French gastronomy.

Discover how these women could have launched the fine sweet gastronomic creations. This pretty box includes (see the historical details in the History tab):

1. Claude de France: Bonne Reine jam

Rich plum in an exclusive recipe based on greengage and Breton shortbread, specially created for our brand.
Exclusive recipe created by Les Jardins de Marie for FOOD Culture - greengage jam baked crumble in cauldron - 100g

2. Catherine de Medici and Madame de Montespan: Honey candies

Palace of Versailles delicatessen - 80g - Organic farming

3. Anne of Austria, Madame du Barry and Marie Antoinette: Milk chocolate chip lace biscuits (crêpe dentelle)

Traditional recipe, lace biscuit recalls boudoir- chocolate maker Henri le Roux - 80 g

4. Versailles Royal Court and Marie Antoinette : Rose Syrup
Syrup prepared as in the seventeenth century (organic sugar and no colorant). The presence of a deposit is normal.
Palace of Versailles delicatessen - 300g - Organic farming

5. Royal Court Tasting: Queens and Favorites Herbal Tea
Wild rose, hibiscus, apple, orange, papaya, almond, rose petals and cinnamon
FOOD Herbatica for Culture - 80 g

This gift combines refinement and history in a very contemporary style. A gift to go from one surprise to another! French made.

Story

Graduated from Sciences-Po, Anne-Laure worked in the banking industry and for the State reforms! But her heart beats for art and culture, hence first creates her cultural news blog, a step between culture and travel ...

The urge for entrepreneurship since her studies, has been obviously there for a while. She launched in 2014 Culture Bubble that offers tours and unique cultural walks. In the process, she also created in 2015 to address culture of food and gastronomy, a unique concept!

Historical details of the gift basket :

  1. 1. Claude de France: Bonne Reine jam

Discover the link between Claude de France (1499 -1524), heir to the Duchy of Brittany and greengage.

2. Catherine de Medici and Madame de Montespan: Honey candies

It is only at the sixteenth century that Catherine de Medici (1519 -1589), by marrying Henry II, brought the fashion of candies to the Court of France.
And that's fifty years later, during the reign of Henri IV, the word "bon-bon" (candy) appeared in our everyday language ... It was a sugar coated drug intended for the children of the King.
For the high society at the time, sugar, candy and sweets were also linked to libertinisme.

3. Anne of Austria, Madame du Barry and Marie Antoinette: Milk chocolate chip lace biscuits (crêpe dentelle)

Brought back by the Spanish conquistadors in Europe, chocolate was introduced in France in 1615 during the wedding of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria in Bayonne. Having Spanish origins, the Queen liked hot drink and popularized its consumption at the Court ...

4. Versailles Royal Court and Marie Antoinette : Rose Syrup

Regarded since ancient times as the "queen of flowers" the rose was celebrated by many poets.
The rose is associated with Marie Antoinette thanks to famous Marie Antoinette portrait with rose from Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, today at the Chateau de Versailles. An intimate portrait showing the Queen dressed in a gray silk dress and preparing a bouquet.

5. Royal Court Tasting: Queens and Favorites Herbal Tea

Introduced in Europe during the XVI century by the Portuguese, “tea” became popular in 1662 during the wedding of King Charles II of England and the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. She introduced to the English court a custom of the Portuguese court, that of tea with cookies.
This custom spread in the European Courts. Court Tastings (tea time & sweets) were friendly when the Queen was meeting her close friends.

Ships from France. Delivery in France metropolitan within 48h. International delivery available for Europe (European Union and non European Union countries including Turkey) and North America (United States, Canada). International delivery estimated about 5-10 days according to the destination.

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