Friday, April 29, 2016

So much to eat, so little time!

Left (top to bottom) -- mango tart, strawberry tart, molten chocolate cake with chocolate sauce.
Right: our guide looking really pleased at his decorated ice cream.
We have been enormously enjoying the food on our tour of Provence. Our guide has taken us to quite a number of stunning restaurants for both dinners and lunches. I'm not going to try to go into detail about the menu and ambience at each of these varied places, just show some of the highlights of the food, course by course. I started with dessert, above -- of course! Not pictured: various creme caramels and tart au citrons.

Entrées and Salads

The French word for first course is entrée. Most fixed menus come with three courses. For lunch we've often ordered salads that could also serve as a first course at a full meal.
Salad with mushrooms, goat cheese on toast, and tapenade.

Fish soup with rouille (a mayonnaise-type garlic sauce).
This was Len's -- at this meal I had fabulous fois gras.

One of three buffets of salads, hot entrées, and more -- even pizza! One of the other buffets offered a variety of pâté.

My selection from these buffets included 4 types of roasted peppers.


Wine is available at lunch and dinner.  This was last night's wine.

Main Courses

Lamb chops.
Ravioli with creamy mushroom sauce.
Rabbit stuffed with fennel. Side dishes:
mashed potatoes and ratatouille.
Duck breast with a sauce of morille mushrooms, also with
mashed potatoes and ratatouille.

Restaurant Interiors -- Just a Few

In Les Saintes Marie de la Mer.

In Arles.
Near the natural reserve where we watched birds beginning at sunrise,
therefore missed breakfast, therefore were grateful for the coffee!


Jeanie said...

The buffets look fabulous and I could just dive in and eat each and every one of those things! And those restaurants look as charming as all get out! Perfect!

Rick Wright said...

Thanks, Mae! I do look very content, don't I?