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... method (this is a 1 to 6 ratio for those with more of a mathematical than a romantic need for facts). The result is quite delicious.
So onto the fine dinner:
Ravioles de foie gras et truffes
Jus de canard
(Truffle and Foie Gras Ravioli with Duck Jus)
Pavé de sandre au sel d'algues
Blanquette de homard et châtaigne à la truffe
(Zander with seaweed salt, lobster and chestnut and truffle)
... was sold (particularly of note were the lovely plump Scallops which had completely sold out!). The only purchase I made was some Pruneaux d'Agen or Argen Prunes which are delicious and good for you in equal measure - the seller was dishing these out to eat which drew us in and a large bag of the black king of prunes was purchased.
A couple of Café Noisettes to sharpen me up in a busy café and we were off for a gourmet lunch!
... sculptures. A walk around the Cloister, which means an open space like a courtyard, was impressive with 76 pillars surrounding it displaying various medical sculptures.
We then moved into Abbey itself which also included a walk up a spiral staircase to a large room which gave a view over the attached church from behind a glass wall. At the time a funeral service was happening and this provided Kate and Roy an opportunity to see a ...
We drove to a couple more Bastide towns today. The first was Montflanquin, which is a fairly small place, but again has lots of stone cottages, a main square in the centre of town, views across the valleys etc. Garth bought a sandwich in a small cafe in the village, and for less than $6, got a baguette at least ten inches long, four inches across and choc-a-block full of ham, Brie, and salad. He ate it over three sittings (possibly because he ...
I had forgotten how long it takes to drive a couple of hundred kilometres in Europe. It took us all day to do what would take us a couple of hours at home! We planned on two main stops between Albi and our final destination of Issigeac, but knew we would have some unexpected stops when we saw towns and villages of beauty. Unfortunately just about every one of the dozens and dozens of little villages were stunning, requiring us to drive slowly because ...