Garzon did not speak le Francais, so I had to teach him a few words. When in the world am I going to practice my French? Cannot go to Paris right now, or anywhere in France at the moment. French class is too intense, and sometimes my senior neurons go flying with the absent muses. All in combination to make me feel like I am in limbo.
Well…had grilled fish…you could taste the butter, the lemon and, surprise…the fish. In some restaurants I have been to, not necessarily inexpensive, all you can taste is the freezer burn. I have become a very picky eater. The rice was crusty at the bottom, from the butter and oh, so flavorful. The snow peas tasted like snow peas, very fresh along with the carrots.
One thing I must warn you, this is not for the “buffet crowd.” Petit portions, very flavorful, but petit. So for my already americanized senior stomach, there was space for le dessert.
I highly recommend trying a good French restaurant, but remember, get some protein before you go, because portions are just right. We are not used to that. We like to eat with our hands, our eyes and with our mouths. Not so with French cuisine. You have been warned.
So…it was today…26 February…a day to reminisce about eating and speaking French.
Your Happy Contessa
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Julia Childs, an American chef, author and tv personality. 15 August, 1912 – 13 August, 2004.