Market Day in Eygalières!

Friday, October 10, 2008

What a beautiful day we woke to this morning, a nice change of pace from the previous three days. Should hit the high 60s. So, off to the market in town, where we picked up cheeses (intense perfectly-aged St. Marcellin, creamy farm Reblochon, and the best Roquefort you can get – Papillon), sausages (a spicy local chorizo and two types of faggots), fabulous locally-made spreads (artichoke and tomato), and a few other items. We also shipped off 15 pounds of maps, books, and other items to Florida to lighten our load. Then, lunch at Chez Bru, a two-starred Michelin restaurant in Eygalières. We had the Menu Degustation (tasting menu) which consisted of lobster and urchins, followed by crab and oyster in a foamy shellfish broth, sea bass (David) and milk fed veal (Bev), cheese, dessert, and coffee. For wine, we decided on a 2004 Chateau de Tours – a Rhone white from one of the finest producers in the region (Chateau Rayas) that – nonetheless sells for an incredibly low 30 Euros per bottle. It was fabulous, as was the entire meal. Dinner tonight will consist of a glass of wine and a bad movie on Sky TV.

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2 Responses to Market Day in Eygalières!

  1. Cousin Deb says:

    Bev and David- wonderful pictures of your journey and I see there will be something for me to eat in France- olives! I will be happy with those, a bit of cheese and wine. All set . We are having beautiful new england weather here- perfect temp for early fall and the trees are starting to change. Everyone has been crazed about the stock market- so it was a tough week for most!

    John and I are heading out to the Columbus Day Dinner at the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge where our dinner will be friendly but not as elegant as yours! Continue to be well and enjoy.
    Hugs,
    Deb and John

  2. Hi Deb & John: If we had our druthers, wine, cheese and olives would be our diet. The weather has been beautiful but warm for this time of year. Not that I mind, we have 9 days left of our vacation and hope it stays warm.
    We’ve ignored the election hype, the stock market and all the pundits. We will be back to reality soon enough!
    Happy Columbus Day and enjoy your dinner,
    Best,
    Bev and David

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