An early morning departure from Bordeaux towards St.Emilion saw us catching glimpses of vineyards scattered around the valley with the sunlight as its backdrop. The cool weather enabled us to wander around the town as we attempt to peek over the valley for a couple of scenic shots.
Did not linger around for a long time and as it was still early, there were only a handful of shops opened, mostly cafes and the occasional wine shop. One of my tour mates had been rudely brushed off by a wine shopkeeper for no apparent reason but was given the royal treatment at another shop - to which, he took the opportunity to flash his purchases at the first shop and loudly exclaimed it in fluent French. Well done.
After St.Emilion, we headed to Cognac, clearly known for its cognac, spirit matured in oak barrels and double distilled to perfection. But first, lunch. The sister and I were craving for something fancy but not over the top and settled for a cozy restaurant located at the intersection of the main street.
They are much more rustic in presentation as compared to the Parisian macarons but still delicious nonetheless, especially when its sandwiching a thick spread of chocolate. Not as sugary sweet and probably a mix between a macaron and biscuit. Wouldn't mind getting another one, especially when this one was made in the morning:)