Enjoying an Italian Dinner in Genoa, 2016

Enjoying an Italian Dinner in Genoa, 2016

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday is Market Day!

Hello!  Last night's dinner was good (not as good as the night before, but good).  Beautiful presentations but just not as tasty as the small restaurant on Thursday night.
Dave had Foie Gras for his entree.

I had blue cheese wrapped in phylo with a caramelized pear. (YUM!)

Jerry skipped the entree and had a stuffed chicken leg.

Dave and I both had the Duck confit for the main.

Dee had a steak and mashed potatoes.

A bottle of Cote du Rhone and then to BED!  And Dee Ann slept!  It was good.

Saturday:  Sunshine today!  Yippee!

This town is so charming.   Pretty much a fairytale setting for any medieval movie.  Today was the market day.  We got a little bit of a late start but we went down to the main old town and there were vendors everywhere!  Breakfast of Cafe au lait at the bakery with a croissant and we were good to go.

Cemetery, looks really really old!

Jerry had on his Iowa Fleece and it started raining.  We ducked under a canopy and a woman said, "You always find Iowa fans where ever you go".  Ann and Doug from Iowa City.  She a retired teacher, her husband worked at the University.  They came to France to visit their granddaughter and are leaving on Monday or Tuesday.  Fun to meet a friendly face.  Hi Ann and Doug!

This town, as we have indicated before, is all about Foie Gras (Goose Liver) so we found in one square the Geese statue.
David is actually smiling in this photo!  The Goose Goosed him

Dee and I were sick of hanging out with men, so we sent them back to the hotel and we went alone.  First a stop at the local Church.  11th Century.

Lit another candle for my dolly Patty.

Shopped some, but forgot to take pictures because we were having so much fun.  After a rest, we went out for dinner.
We tried to stay here when we were looking but no elevator.
First a kir cocktail.

Fried Foie Gras.  Wonderful!

Foie Gras pate with pickled onions.

Grilled Duck Breast.

Sea Bream, Wheat Risotto and pureed parsnips

Fried Duck Liver.

Apple dessert.
Beautifully served, good food, but our favorite was still on Thursday.

Tomorrow we have arranged for our driver Christophe to pick us up and drive us to Carcassone which is about 3 hours away.  We could take the train, but it involved some transfers and a 7 hour train trip.  Plus I suspect that Jerry and David want to ride in the Tesla again!  A bientot!