12/27/2011 Bonjour Minnesota

 

Mathieu Rivière, executive director of Sofitel, is our guest this evening. Mathieu, originally from Chartres, France, will speak of seasonal food specialties such as the Bûche de Noël (Yule Log cake) and the Galette des Rois (Kings' Cake) served on January 6 (Epiphany or Kings' Day) to commemorate the arrival of the 3 kings at the stable where Jesus was born. Listeners are invited to purchase both cakes at the Sofitel Petit Marché. All are invited for a free slice of galette that may contain the prize-winning trinket, entitling the winner to wonderful prizes, such as a free overnight at Sofitel.

Mathieu will describe the wonderful dinners of the Réveillon, both Christmas and New Year's Eve. Sofitel will serve wonderful Christmas and New Year's meals in the French style.


Playlist Tracks: 
Fatal Mambo - Rumbagitation
Album: Rumbagitation; Label: Rounder
François Hadji-Lazaro - Elle M'Avait Dit
Album: Contre-Courant; Label: Boucherie Productions
Sandrine Kiberlain - La Godiche
Album: Manquait Plus Qu'ça; Label: CAM
La Bottine Souriante - Le Festin de Campagne
Album: Je Voudrais Changer de Chapeau; Label: Rounder
La Bottine Souriante - Les Filles de la Rochelle
Album: Je Voudrais Changer de Chapeau; Label: Rounder
Jean Sablon - Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir
Album: Charles Trenet et Ses Interprètes; Label: EMI
Georges Brassens - Verlaine
Album: Charles Trenet et Ses Interprètes; Label: EMI
Gilberto Joao - Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours?
Album: Charles Trenet et Ses Interprètes; Label: EMI
Yves Montand - L'Âme des Poètes
Album: Charles Trenet et Ses Interprètes; Label: EMI
short story-performers not given - Le Troubadour de Noël
Album: Noéls de France et D'Aillerus; Label: AFM Productions
Georges Moustaki - Joseph
Album: Ma Liberté; Label: Polydor
Lucie Therrien - Au Revoir!
Album: Noël, C'est L'Amour; Label: French American Music Ent.
Mathieu Rivière - Executive Director-Sofitel Hotel
Topics: Seasonal French food specialities Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Cake) Galette des Rois (Kings' Cake)
Air Date: 
December 27, 2011