Someone, somewhere, we hope, will whip up a banquet that includes regional specialties representing the teams in the World Cup semi-finals, as well as the homelands of the leaders in le ultimate bicycle race.
But for now, for this one week when both events share time-and-mind space, we are happy to enjoy both however we can get them. Our Tour de France tasting spot will be Pinot Bistro, which is serving a race-saluting menu, as it has done in years past.
The courses include macaroons, croquettes, a potato-chive fondue, escargot gratin. And many, many other savories. Prices is $45 -- $65 with le wine -- and runs through July 25.