A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Back to Earth Continued...

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Young chef who had worked with Didier in the past...and below the restaurant where they were for a Summer season.

A beautiful restaurant next to the Canal du Midi...

Vineyards on the way to Minerve




Minerve (Gave its name to the Minervois region and Wine)
Muscat de St Jean du Minervois is a delicious dessert wine.


Aquaduct (Minerve)


Minerve

Some of the wonderful food we tasted...


Fish Tartare and marinated Magret de Canard (if you like raw stuff!)


Marmite du P├ęcheur (Fisherman stew with salmon, haddock and prawns.)


Cassoulet (Famous bean stew with confit de Canard)



Foie Gras, at least one of us had some every day. Didier brought a few tins back home.
Out for dinner with his charming parents.


Cheese and salad with the sweetest baby plum tomatoes I have ever tasted...
Didier's mother Sunday lunch...




Seafood Platter. We had enough fish and seafood to last us a month!


Impromptu Choir after a meal...



The Mad Drunken Bunch... Behind the zinc of one of Didier's bar owning friends.

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10 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

I'm not visiting your blog any more if you insist on tormenting me with such images...

22/6/06 7:48 PM  
Blogger euro-trac said...

Well.... if Didier has a bar, I reckon you should email me where it is... just incase!? :O)

22/6/06 9:24 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Andrea, sorry... It's only food and wine and friends, really!

Trac, Didier is a chef up here... He worked in Carcassonne a long time ago but has lots of friends who own bars... Can't remember any of them cos I was always too far gone...

22/6/06 10:36 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Cream, you take fantastic photos. Really! And the food!!!! Oh My! Looks soooo good! You obviously had a wonderful time. Welcome back, my friend!

I wonder what kind of adventure you'll be on next!

23/6/06 7:27 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Can you hear my stomach rumbling????

Ay Chihuahua! Fabuloso! Mucho Gusto...pant pant..bang! crash!slam!
(ran off in vain to the fridge to whip up some poorman's facsimile..nada..wheres the phonebook!!!)

23/6/06 9:00 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I had to click on your last photo here to see if it was true...alas, no. It only looks like Eddy Murphy when the photo is small. :)

25/6/06 4:14 AM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

That can't be you and your friends. It is the cast of a hugely-successful feel-good movie for sure x

25/6/06 8:09 PM  
Blogger Dons said...

Mmmmmm what a yummy break you had. I love cassoulet.

25/6/06 10:17 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Thanks, Christine! No idea where we'll go next but it is on the cards!

HE, you'll just have to join us for the next trip!

Brian, no it's not Eddie....It's me!

Cherrybabe, it was a feel-good trip! And yes, friends and bar owner...

Very yummy, Dons! And I love Cassoulet too!

26/6/06 10:42 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I want a break like this, not a break like wot I had!!

26/6/06 5:55 PM  

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