I have to begin with a postscript to yesterday’s entry…..Craig just told me that Felix didn’t obediently return home last night because his people were calling him. He high-tailed it in to run straight to his litter box! It wasn’t Felix who came home, it was his bladder!
Back to today…..After a lazy Saturday, Craig and I wanted to get out for a while. We decided to go to our favorite restaurant, La Galinière in Capestang. Their 21 € menu includes an appetizer or a salad, a main course, a cheese course and a dessert. The food is beyond description….just thinking about it makes my mouth water with anticipation. So, after crab-walking, bum-scooting and crutching to the car, we were on our way. It was a perfect day…..sunny and warm with a crisp blue sky.
We found a parking space not too far from the restaurant and started our pilgrimage to food nirvana. We spied the restaurant….it was open! Craig wheeled me toward the door but, sadly, we were turned away….they had two large parties and couldn’t receive any more guests.
With heavy hearts and empty stomachs, we wound our way up the hilly streets and dined on the plaza at Café de la Grille. Craig had a large 440 gram steak (about one pound) grillé en feu de bois (grilled over a wood fire). It came with salad and Catalan rice (a saffron colored pilaf). I ordered what I thought would be a light lunch….an omelette with haché and oignons (ground beef and onions). The actuality of this dish was a gigantic omelette and a plate full of the best French frites I’ve ever had…not the least bit greasy…crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside….ymmmmm.
After lunch, we took a drive through the countryside looking for Domaine de la Provenquière, the winery that makes one of our favorite wines, Vermentino….a dry, white wine with a touch of minerality.
We arrived at the cottage just ahead of the storm….thunder, lightning and rain into the early hours of the morning. No telly tonight… the spectacle outside is entertainment enough.
Dormez bien….Sleep tight