If I'm not mistaken, this was taken in Sarlat, which
is famous for its foie gras, and listed on our
itinerary. ( Thank you, Google search engine! )
No-one on our tour wanted to try the dish, out of
respect for the poor geese. Our French guide
tried to make the whole process sound like the
most natural thing in the world, but we weren't buying it!
A quaint restaurant ( right ) in the same town, where mum and I cooked our own seafood on hot stones for lunch.
Yes, I should've snapped a picture of the meal rather than the
eatery, but somehow, I didn't think the French would like it.
Over at Carcassone, everyone was practically sucked into this beautiful store located near a medieval castle.
And yes, I asked for permission before clicking away. :)
Bought an armload of goodies, mostly cookies and candies. Flavours for the former range from orange and various types of berries, to chocolate and nuts.
The interesting bit is how the cookies didn't go bad
even though it took us more than a week to finish
the stash, and had only a paper bag in which to store them.
Do they taste as good as they look? You bet. They literally melt in your mouth. Yum. :)
Of course, what would a trip to France be without
Sadly, I'm not a big fan of wine, and couldn't buy
any to present as gifts to friends and relatives ( airline restrictions and all ), but I do enjoy sampling the local fare. For free. ;)
I was very surprised at the affordability of the
products. One bottle of very decent rose wine, for
only 4 Euros!?
The best price I've ever come across anywhere in
countries I've visited. And I've been to vineyards in
Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
In case you're wondering, the booze is from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
I've included the tree-lined main street in Aix-en-
Provence because I had one of the best slices of
fresh pizza here.
Hot from the oven, the size of my face, dripping
with cheese and tomato sauce. 3 Euros. GAH!
Here's Nice. Took this while waiting for our dinner
at a cafe which served a super-delicious meat-and
noodles dish, totally not what we expected.
And if you read the earlier entry, you may recall my
appreciation for the eye candy, i.e. the many gorgeous waiters. :)
Monaco's Grimaldi Palace is tiny, but the streets
are crammed with people, and finding food when
you're on a tight schedule can be a real nightmare.
Luckily, the restaurants operate like well-oiled
machinery, and we got our main courses within 5
Better still, they were perfectly cooked, I constantly dream about the cream sauce on my escalope.
The lakeside town of Annecy is picturesque and full of friendly locals who're generous with their smiles and greetings.
Believe it or not, we had Vietnames takeout for lunch. Good,
not awesome, but for some reason, sitting on a bench along
the canal and getting sunburnt despite the chilly temperature
made that afternoon very memorable for me.
The lake and mountains are in the other direction. Breath-taking!