I had easy and roomy flights from Rome to Madrid, and then on to Toulouse, where friends picked me up last night. Last February, I visited friends here who had moved from Sun Valley, Idaho, to this charming town. Last year’s blog entry about this town.
This morning, I was a mystery guest at a class my friend helps with for French locals, that want to improve their English, mainly for travel. Three senarios were create where class members needed to use their best English to strike up a conversation with me. First, I was in an airport waiting room with them waiting for a delayed flight; second, I was a shop keeper, and last as a travel agent. We all had fun!
Afterwards, my friend Sally and I wandered the downtown, and to escape a sudden shower, popped into a Café for a Café Américano, and then on to Brasserie a 4 Temps for lunch. This restaurant is quite a deal, owned by the owner of a local 2 star Michelin restaurant, La Table de Franck Putelat, the 3 course daily special was only 17,50 or about $21 bucks + a bottle of wine – that was local and not pricey. Each course was delicious: a cauliflower cream soup with scallops, pork loin over gnocchi, and coconut panna cotta topped with a fresh pinapple sauce.
Tonight, We’ve been invited over to my friends’ neighbors – expats from Atlanta- for aperos (drinks and snacks). Tomorrow we are off to the town of Albi and a Toulouse Lautrec museum.