Thursday, March 19, 2009
I took this photo while in Provence.. because my daughter's mother-in-law IS named France.. and I thought.. she really could have her own Café..That's how good a cook she is:)
I saw 2 ..with her name written all over them..~At least!
We have eaten at her home many times and every time the food is exquisite.
She has a flair..the flair her son inherited..:)
They could both chalk up their own menus and be Top Chefs..I know I have said that before:)
She doesn't even know I have a blog..so don't think this is to flatter her:)Or flatterer.:)
Every menu throughout Italy and France that we saw held magic for me:)
I remember so much..and so little..a whirlwind!
When they brought the fresh ingredients to our table to pick..in the humblest of restos..I was in awe.
However.. we do eat fabulously well here also..
Case in point.. not 6 months later..France.. my daughter's France.. now runs a faculty club dining room.She IS the chef.. not even a sous-chef and sometimes over 30 guests are in her dining room.A beautiful sunny room facing the water..
We recently went for lunch for our first time with our daughter and wondered why we waited so long..True.. we were away and busy..and really never go out..But still...
Everything was absolutely delicious..Our first course were Escargots..her way..no garlic butter.. not that rich heavy..why did I eat those escargots way..
This version is light and flavorful and delicious..
I now call them "Escargots France"~.. They marinate in wine.. Evoo.. garlic.. Herbes de Provence .. spring green onions..chopped fresh tomatoes..The freshest escargots you will ever taste!
Topped with cheese.. broiled.. Dip your bread..and le tour est joué.. you are in France!
We give them 5 stars..and I have already made lunch reservations at France's Resto for J's bday.
It is really really fun when you know the chef and she sits at your table:) And shares the recipe.
We had a big Caesar's salad here for dinner..to accompany the escargots..and it was just enough.
I must confess we ate far more at the resto.. the other coup de coeur was the Maple Syrup Creme Brulee.It's maple Syrup time here.. and it elevated Maple Syrup to another degree..