If I venture out to celebrate Bastille day, there is only one perfect place for me to celebrate in Sarasota, Michael’s Wine Cellar and Tasting Room. Michael, just like his entire family, knows how do everything just right. He is one of “The Sarasota, Florida Originals” Marilyn and Norm agree.

Since Maralyn and I were treated with very special care during our January visit to Lyon, and Bocuse D’Or, we like to honor their day.

If I celebrate from home I will transform my terrace into a Parisian oasis with French wines, maybe a rose, or any St. Michelle, from Michael’s Wine Cellar, and some tasty France inspired treats.

My latest favorite is  a rustic crostini (toast) topped with creamy triple Brie, a thin apple slice, red or green, and a crunchy walnut on top. Ooh La la.

Brenda C. Hill


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