On St Patrick’s Day, a few weeks ago, a small bit of France opened up on Rue Du Pont (Lower Bridge st !) below the Abbey Inn. Thats right , Alexandre and Isobelle, all the way from Perpignan in the south of France have opened the doors of their delightful little shop called ‘Aux Délices de Lola‘ … from France with love …this shop is like stepping into a bit of France! And its a foodies dream with the best of French gastronomy…there are shelves full of Olive oils with truffles, Vinegars, Patés, Chocolates, Crepes, Biscuits, Fish, Breads… the list goes on!! Says Alexandre “ we have always worked in retail abroad and we have travelled a lot, and finally we moved here last Summer after a number of visits. We literally fell in love with Ireland and in particularly Kerry and Tralee. “We want to bring a bit of France into the heart of Tralee… Everything we have in our store has been sourced in France. This weekend we will be introducing our French Coffee ‘Cafés Pfaff,’ which was voted ‘Best Expresso in France in 2017’ and in a few weeks time we will be launching our French bread baked here in our store and of course our Charcuterie… And of course we cant forget the Tasting Table right in the middle of the store where you are greeted with and encouraged to try tastings of everything from patés to sardines to olive oils to chocolate .. there is no end !” We are also surprised at the amount of French people living in Kerry who have dropped in to wish us well ..and our course treat themselves to a little something “ says Isabelle. They are already asking us to put together some hampers as gifts for friends . We are only open a few weeks and are encouraged by the support that the people of Tralee (and France!) have shown us. Each week we have surprised our new customers with a little gift from us to show our appreciation so watch out for that ! So why not pop into Alexandre and Isobelle and sample that little bit of France