Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pomme frites s’il vous plait!

Just back from a wonderful week long vacation in France.  We joined the best man in our wedding, Bruce Lander, and his wife, Lori, after Bruce finished Ironman France in Nice, (and did quite well, I might add!).  The start - south in Marseille then west to Toulouse, Bourdeaux, Alloness and Paris.

Steve and I were fortunate to have dinner with good friends in Moscow a week before our departure who own a home in Toulouse.  We got the insiders scoop on what to see, where to go - merci Joanna and Derek!  My favorite dinner of the trip was at L’Entrecote.  This is a chain of restaurants in France based on a brilliant idea:  Serve one thing...and serve it very very well.......... (drum roll) .........Steak frites!  For those who know me well - this would be my last dinner request, (particularly from One Midtown Kitchen in Atlanta!).  
So glad the French only use a tiiiiny bit of butter....

And my favorite “experiential” touch - the sound of cows mooing, loudly, in the restrooms - loved it!!!!

We also went wine tasting in Bordeaux....Steve even mixed his own award-winning blend, (80% merlot, 20% young cab)....and we watched the racers dancing on the pedals at the “Tour de....”!  One of our favorite things to do...

I heart France!!