Vive La Iririki

French_Iririki_flagIT’S Vive la France at Iririki Island Resort this month.

And it’s not because of the World Cup, although the French have made a decent fist of that.

French_Iririki_1No it is for France’s other great claim to fame – its food and wine.

First off is a visit to the Infinity Bar for happy hour at 6pm where you can enjoy a range of French champagnes, starting at VT1200 per glass.

Then on Wednesday evening you can indulge in a superior selection of French wine and cheese whilst taking in a stunning sunset from the Sunset Gazebo from 5pm to 6.30pm. This costs VT 5800 per person and reservations are required.

In Azure Restaurant, there is a specially designed, French inspired three course menu. This is available nightly except Tuesday and Saturday and costs VT4600 per person, with reservations also required.

French_Iririki_3The meal is very traditional and classic French and begins with a choice of three starters. You can select a traditional French onion soup, classical steak tartare or a pate of chicken liver perfumed with cognac.

For mains, there is a mouthwatering Santo beef fillet steak with a Roquefort blue cheese sauce, a fillet of chicken roasted and served with a traditional Provencale sauce or a fillet of local poulet fish, pan fried and served with a Bernaise sauce.

Desserts see a choice of a light and fluffy chocolate soufflé, a selection of French cheeses or a traditional vanilla crème brulée.

French_Iririki_2The menu is clearly an array of classic French favourites and, done correctly in the hands of a top chef, this makes for a meal to remember and savour.

Naturally the normal menu is also available as well.

So sharpen up your French accent, but on some dining out clothing and enjoy French cuisine and wines that will give your July that extra sparkle.