The Vintage Caper
by Peter Mayle
Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
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If you needed an excuse to frolic through France, sampling culinary delights and indulging in fine wines, you could join Sam Levitt as he investigates the theft of three million dollars worth of aged Bordeaux.
“Returning to Paris after a long absence, there is always a temptation to plunge in and taste everything. Call it greed, or the result of deprivation, but food in Paris is so varied, so seductive, and so artfully presented that it seems a shame not to have a dozen of Brittany’s best oysters, some herb-flavored lamb from Sisteron, and two or three cheeses before attacking the desserts.”
“The restaurants of Marseille were the reason God made fish.”
On Cassis: “A village on the sea is a magical sight on a sunny day; a village on the sea with twelve excellent vineyards in its back garden is enough to make a man want to throw away his passport and stay forever.”
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