Christiane did her best 'happy dance' trying to convince me or someone to buy one of Andre's cute little
Much as I would have loved to have one, I instead bought one of his Aveyron baskets...much easier to bring home!
So, I 'contributed' 32,50 euros to a great cause and brought home a taste of the Lot. Bread, half a pastis, 4 merveilles (fried flat bread with a hint of lemon flavor, dusted with sugar) 6 canelle bordelais and a pretty Aveyron basket. I've tasted them all, and they are all yummy. I'm always impressed that French desserts are never overly sweet, just sweet enough to be melty mellow with a hot cup of coffee. The bread is spectacular. It has a hard, very crunchy crust, but the inside is soft with a light, moist crumb. So good warmed a bit with a dab of butter and a drizzle of Aveyron saffron honey
The official tally for the evening: 2,400+ euros!
A good evening! Made even more special with dinner at Christiane's afterward. Nine of us feasted on sanglier, potatoes, fois gras, salad, champagne and wine. Lively conversation, lots of laughing, some naughty Frenchness that I missed entirely (I do need to learn this language better!), and kissing, kissing, kissing, Kissing hello, kissing goodbye. Two kisses, three kisses, good night kisses from Jean-Paul ( a first, I've 'arrived!) and of course, the usual 4 kisses from Patrick who takes advantage of the kissing thing as much as possible! a bientot!