Today's Good IdeaMarylou’s Breton cakes
Marylou is a genuine Breton. And she shows this, with pride, by having the Breton flag on her market stall in Place Guillaume II. When you visit her stall, you’ll quickly find yourself in conversation… about her birthplace, Concarneau, about her dad’s fishing business and about Brittany and its culinary delights. You’ll find a selection of these specialities at Marylou’s stall, many produced by herself: the renowned Breton cake, “Gâteau Breton” available with or without fruit filling; “Palets Bretons”, a kind of biscuit (also available gluten free). As Marylou explains, many of the baked products are produced in the traditional way with salted butter, because it simply tastes better. And the caramel is also made with salted butter….now that tastes of Brittany! Pure salt is of course available, with the famous “Sel de Guérande“ coming in many forms from pure coarse-grained, to the hand harvested “Fleur de sel”. The famous tinned fish Marylou selects from “La compagnie brétonne du poisson”, one of the last family businesses based in the harbour of Saint Guénolé. From tuna in cold pressed olive oil, through five varieties of mackerel (including mustard sauce and Muscat wine), to sardines (filleted or whole). In the end, we choose a couple of the homemade jams: lots of fruit, little sugar, intense flavour. Marylou knows how to convince customers!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaAn ice cream please!
No question about it, ice cream is now in fashion! And with it comes the decisions: in a cone or a tub, vanilla or chocolate? For gourmets and for those looking to cool off, the place to meet just now is the ice cream shop. There are many places to enjoy an ice cream and so we have compiled a small selection of places recommended by our fans on our Facebook page. Near the Place de Paris towards the railway station in Luxembourg town, you should pay a visit to “Bargello”. Not only is the chocolate sorbet delicious, it is also calorie reduced. You can also enjoy your ice cream right in the middle of the upper town, in the “Eiscafé Veneziano“. Situated in the beautiful Place d’Armes, Veneziano is without a doubt Luxembourg’s most creative ice cream shop and offers selections that you will never have seen before in a cone (or a tub for that matter). Another top recommendation from our ice cream fans is “Bonomeria” on the Place de France in Belair-Merl: Andrea is a master of fruit sorbets and her gelateria is a popular meeting point in the quartier. You can also get Bonomeria ice cream in the restaurant “Come à la maison”, on the route d’Esch, where they serve it as a dessert, but will also give you it in a cone or a tub to take-away. In the south of Luxembourg, you should indulge in a break at “Gelateria Dolce Gusto”, where you are served ice cream and crepes in a very friendly environment. Located near Esch, in the Belval Plaza Shopping Center, Good Idea’s Facebook fans recommend “Fred’s”: ice creams such as Cookie Crunch and Belgian waffles are very popular. Closer to the city…. during your next shopping trip in the City Concorde, you should try the homemade sorbets of the “Gelateria Franky“,while in the Auchan shopping center in Kirchberg, you will find the globally popular “Häagen Dasz”. Once tried you are hooked forever. Further north, “Gelateria Dolomiti“ in Ettelbrück is very popular with our Facebook fans. Please take a seat on the terrace and observe the city life pass you by while enjoying a nice sundae. Do you have another ice cream-‘Good Idea’? Please share it with us straight away here or via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaMmmmh, the smell of freshly brewed coffee…
With “Knopes artisans torréfacteur” or “Knopes” for short, coffee production is a family tradition. Francois Knopes tells us that his father started roasting coffee back in 1936 in Athus, Belgium. Today his brothers Francois and Fabien keep the tradition alive from their atelier in the “Am Garage” complex on Route d’Esch in Luxembourg-city. A second shop can be found on the Avenue de la Porte Neuve in the city center. At Knopes, production, tasting and selling are very close to each other, both conceptually and physically. Try their premium coffees from Papua-New Guinea, Burundi and Bolivia. Or their houseblend, which preserves an astonishing amount of flavour and aroma thanks to its particularly mild roasting process. You love drinking coffee but are also interested in the process of production, the roasting and some of the history? Knopes organizes guided tours and workshops. There are also technical workshops that teach you all you need to know about the maintenance of coffee machines.Read on >
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Sport & Fitness
Fitness lessons in the “Centre Aquatique Krounebierg”
All alone in a gym? Sounds boring…. fitness training in small friendly groups is available in the “Centre Aquatique Krounebierg”. The swimming and wellness complex in Mersch boasts a very impressive sports program, both in the water and on land. The well-equipped fitness room and Fitness coach will soon have you up to speed, while in the water the Swimming coaches offer the full range, from baby courses, through classic aqua jogging to Aquabike-courses (very gentle on the joints). Whichever sport you choose it will be nice and cool and a lot of fun. Out of the pool, popular summer courses are available during July and August, including Pilates, spinning, tummy-legs-buttocks, Zumba. From September on, the courses will include interesting new fitness concepts such as “Deep Work“and “Body Art“ (similar to Pilates). Many courses are conveniently scheduled after working hours, and you can register by trimester.