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Pummeled By History, Brittany’s Rennes Is Now A City Of Cultural Attractions In France

Pummeled By History, Brittany’s Rennes Is Now A City Of Cultural Attractions In France

8/4/2021 8:44:00 AM

Pummeled By History, Brittany’s Rennes Is Now A City Of Cultural Attractions In France

It took World War II to shake Rennes into the 20th century and now it is a tourist city with itself town restored.

th century building houses the Marnie & Mister H BnB, and is very centrally located. A la sortie du four. A la sortie du four. (Photo by Maurice ROUGEMONT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images     Breton food is hearty and homey, known  for its many savory and sweet galettes, made from buckwheat flower and various fillings, the best known being King’s Cake, as well as delicate, thin crêpes and the  region’s famous waffles, all to be enjoyed with the local cider. 

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      There is a good range of bistros and fine dining rooms (and one awful pizzeria downtown to be avoided). Ima, which takes its name from the Japanese for “now,” features cutting-edge cuisine (fixed price meals $60-$115), while 

Racine (meals $65-$85), with a Michelin star, under Chef Virginie Giboire, draws on the regional provender to create modern cooking within a bright, white open kitchen space. For more traditional Breton fare, try Le Café du Port (meals about $50) and, the crêperie  headtopics.com

La Saint-Georges.    If you’ve run out of pleasures in Rennes, head on down to the Quai Saint-Cyr on the Embarcadero, where you can rent an electric boat or kayak to sail the Vilaine river and through the Ille-et-Rance Canal that slowly meanders into the bucolic surroundings of Brittany.

John Mariani is an author and journalist of 40 years standing, and an author of 15 books. He has been called by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “the most influential food-wine… Read MoreJohn Mariani is an author and journalist of 40 years standing, and an author of 15 books. He has been called by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press” and is a three-time nominee for the James Beard Journalism Award. For 35 years he was Esquire Magazine’s food & travel correspondent and wine columnist for Bloomberg News for ten. His Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink was hailed as the"American Larousse Gastronomique” His next book,"America Eats Out" won the International Association of Cooking Professionals Award for Best Food Reference Book. His"How Italian Food Conquered the World" won the Gourmand World Cookbooks Award for the USA 2011, and the Italian Cuisine Worldwide Award 2012. He co-authored"Menu Design in America: 1850-1985" and wrote the food sections for the Encyclopedia of New York City. In 1994 the City of New Orleans conferred on him the title of Honorary Citizen and in 2003 he was given the Philadelphia Toque Award “for exceptional achievements in culinary writing and accomplishments.”

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