Monoprix was a 3 minute walk from my hotel and they stocked fizzy water, wine, a fresh food floor and on the main, a deli offering all kinds of sandwiches and salads.
(They sold cosmetics, clothes and housewares...rather like a French version of a Target store.)
"Dining in" felt right,
as a combination of jet lag and physical fatigue had set in by 5pm those first few days.
I kept a journal of my trip...
the wee red book has many pages filled with my thoughts and details of the places that I visited.
I'd shower and freshen up in the evening
slip into my nightie and relax while sipping a glass of wine and make notes in my journal.
Cooking class with author and Ooh La La Tour leader Jamie Cat Callan here we are lowering our umbrellas (parapluies) for a quick photo op.
La Cuisine Market Shopping was a lot of fun.
The weather was rainy but did not dampen our spirits!
Here we are at Hotel de Ville at the kitchen prepping food for our lunch.
White asparagus with mouselline sauce.
Duck with demi glaze and relish, roasted vegetables, and asparagus.
Pistachio and raspberry cake
chocolate cake with whipped cream.
On another occasion, Jamie and I enjoyed Lunch at Danton's sitting in the window...
looking out across at Boulevard Saint Germain.
Simply delicious ~ a perfect omelet and tossed salad.
(very rich and laden in calories but I wanted to try one)
Chocolates at Chez Richart
Macarons at Chez Richart
Salad with poached egg and melted goat cheese on toast.
John Dory fish with herbs and vegetables.
Here's a picture of the cafeteria at The Musee D'Orsay before the lunch crowds descended...
Large salad lunch at The Muse D'Orsay with my Lapsang Souchon Tea!
(I couldn't eat it all!)
Duck with a cherry infused demi-glaze served with mashed potatoes.
Market Day in Vallence D'Agen near Auvillar France.
This market takes over several streets on Tuesdays.
I bought a buttery brioche and a Lion's Heart Tomato for our lunch.
Served with a chilled rose...
tomatoes on bread with a sprinkling of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Simple fresh country food but oh so tasty!
Can you just imagine how delicious this lunch tastes?
My friends John and Cheryl introduced me to the quaint Village of Saint Cirq-Lapopie.
It's an enchanting place.
Looks like time has stopped still in this pretty little Village.
Omelet with salad and gratin potatoes...
Looking back at the Village as we drove away...
we climbed up to that look out and the views were amazing.
Dinner out at Auberge close to Auvillar in the neighbouring Village of Bardique.
Foie Gras with toast points and relish garnished with apple pom poms.
Lamb which has been slow roasted for 11 hours
served with root vegetables.
Dinner out at Le Petit Palais in Auvillar
Duck served with a side of orange sauce, pommes frites and a wee salad...
this was so incredible.
(BTW The only frites I ate in France.)
My first Cassis Cocktail
Violet Cassis from Toulouse mixed with white wine.
Hope you enjoyed this food related post...
I'm off for a walk now as I have more than a few pounds to shed!