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    Cuisine de Luc, Isabelle, and Marie-France

    by b1bob Updated Feb 8, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Breakfast was pretty much the same each day- bread and jam or zwiebacks called biscottes together with coffee and/or juice. However, with all the good things I had for lunch and supper each day, you won't wonder why my restaurant tips here are so sparse. I'm surpised I didn't have to buy a second seat on the flight back.

    Day 1

    - Lunch: a carrot salad with homemade vinaigrette and pasta and ham with a Swiss cheese topping.

    - Supper: The couscous itself is little tiny grains of wheat. On top, Isabelle put some sort of beef stew with carrots and English peas.

    Day 2:

    - Lunch: We made cassoulet (which tasted good on a cool day like that). The one thing that would have gone good alongside the beans and franks would have been sauerkraut.

    - Supper: We had chop steak for supper together with potatoes fried (in olive oil) with zucchini, onions, and regional spices called "herbes de Provence" which, from that point forward, I intended to buy the next time we went to Super U, Casino, or Carrefour to take home with me.

    Day 3:

    - Lunch: Leftovers from the previous night.

    - Supper: Luc's mama (Marie-France) had supper waiting for us at our arrival to Alpe du Grand Serre. We had pizza with grated Swiss cheese (as opposed to mozzarella), and some kind of pasta.

    Day 4:

    - Lunch: We had roast leg of lamb with little bits of garlic inside, chips, salad , and with homemade vinaigrette which I made.

    - Supper: We had broiled red salmon in a sauce that contained chopped onions and those herbes de Provence. We had a cauliflower casserole with a Swiss cheese topping.

    Fondest memory: Day 5:

    - Lunch: With the nun and preacher coming, we had rabbit in a gravy with parsley, onions and those herbs from Provence served together with rice and a beet salad (with vinaigrette). I tell you what, I could have eaten all that rabbit myself. It was the first time in a long while that I had rabbit.

    - Supper: crepes.

    Day 6:

    - Lunch: see Brioche Doree restaurant tip

    - Supper: tabouli, then a roast turkey in a gravy containing herbs from Provence, garlic, salt, and pepper with huge potato hunks.

    Day 7:

    - Lunch: sauerkraut and sausage (but where were the beans?)

    - Supper: we had pâté (which wasn't as good as I remembered it) served together with chopped steak and a pasta and tomato mixture.

    Day 8:

    - Lunch: We had omelets with herbes de Provence. It only takes about one teaspoon of those herbs from Provence to liven up an omelet. Too much tends to overpower it. Luc got a little heavy on the herbs. We also had the rest of the pasta from the previous night.

    - Supper: Supper consisted of beans and franks.


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