My first course was a delicious butternut squash puree, with 3 slices of a special sausage from Spanish black pigs. My main course was a large piece of cod, poached in something like a minestrone of fresh vegetables, a little pasta, shavings of parmesan cheese, crunchy French bread, and a couple of glasses of light, crisp, local white wine. Dessert was a luscious chocolate tart with what seemed to be homemade ice cream – vanilla and not real sweet. A perfect duo – followed with espresso and a madeline cookie.
Afterwards, on our way to a wine domaine with a chic boutique, we headed to Eygalières. Hugh Grant has a house in this village. As we drove through this small, sleepy, village, we were on the lookout for Hugh!
Since we found the road we needed was blocked, we had to turn around and head back through Eygalières – and sadly – still no Hugh.
An alternative road took us to the wine Domaine de Valdition. If you are ever in this area, do stop to visit their boutique and buy their wine.
Heading home took us back through those allees I love so much.
Early tomorrow morning, I’ll head to Avignon to catch a fast train to Paris.