Fine food on the French Riviera (Stevens challenge letter f)

Homework time, doing some catching up while it is raining. Garden work cancelled for the day. 

 the French Riviera   Well there's a missed opportunity. not a biscuit in sight. No Monte Carlos and no Nice biccies were sampled while I tripped along the Cote d'Azure.

the French Riviera 

Well there's a missed opportunity. not a biscuit in sight. No Monte Carlos and no Nice biccies were sampled while I tripped along the Cote d'Azure.

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No way am I saving the best til last in this story for Steven. The piece d'resistance of all the food I ate along this gorgeous coast was this Crema Brûlée. It wasn't even lunch time and I decided time for another swim followed by a snack. Since April and life on the road began I've eaten Crema brûlée's in England, Spain, Morocco, and now France. Whenever I see Crema Brulee on the menu, I order one. I've eaten some doozies. Some look and taste like they are the supermarket ones turned out on a small plate, others are still in their cup, one I'm sure the custard had curdled!, others were just plain ordinary. This one was awesome, crispy crunchy top and so smooth, creamy and yummy underneath. Read more in post script. 

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Asking for a tomato salad was my default meal. Like the Crema brûlées, my salad was always different. This one was simple yet spectacular. Goats cheese of course.  Fresh squeezed orange juice was my first choice for a cool drink all the way across Spain and France. 

 They even went to extreme lengths to place the olives in little tomato cups!! Cute eh? 

They even went to extreme lengths to place the olives in little tomato cups!! Cute eh? 

not only were most of my meals memorable, so were the plates. This particular one was made in Spain, oh well never mind! 

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I raided Bernie and Shayne's fridge to see what cheeses they prefer. They had six different cheeses in their fridge!!

 Just waiting on Shayne to come back from the Boulangerie with fresh baguettes. 

Just waiting on Shayne to come back from the Boulangerie with fresh baguettes. 

 Not for me but these little fellows were very popular amongst the locals.

Not for me but these little fellows were very popular amongst the locals.

 What a cute little fellow telling me where the ice cream shop is. 

What a cute little fellow telling me where the ice cream shop is. 

 and here it is!! Great name for a cafe. I think it translates to 'peace' ? 

and here it is!! Great name for a cafe. I think it translates to 'peace' ? 

 the French have a long history of producing fine wines. This sculpture is in Marseille, at the railway station, with coastline in distance. 

the French have a long history of producing fine wines. This sculpture is in Marseille, at the railway station, with coastline in distance. 

 my bike amongst the vines. 

my bike amongst the vines. 

 another beautiful tomato salad. 

another beautiful tomato salad. 

 colourful outdoor breakfast setting in My St Tropez Accom. 

colourful outdoor breakfast setting in My St Tropez Accom. 

 and another beautiful tomato salad. 

and another beautiful tomato salad. 

 my bean tajine in Nice overlooking the beach. 

my bean tajine in Nice overlooking the beach. 

 And Another beautiful tomato salad. 

And Another beautiful tomato salad. 

 Riviera coast delicacy: farinata! Yum.  

Riviera coast delicacy: farinata! Yum.  

And after boat watching in Monaco it was time to head inland and into Italy. This was my breakfast table at Pont Rose bnb about 50 km from the coast. 

 A colourful breakfast setting, and lots of home made goodies to enjoy, Italian style 

A colourful breakfast setting, and lots of home made goodies to enjoy, Italian style 

POST SCRIPT 

continuing the creme brulee story . . . . . . .   

 

 my chocolate Crema brulee in a French patisserie in Volosko, Croatia. 

my chocolate Crema brulee in a French patisserie in Volosko, Croatia. 

 Creme brulee Alabanian style  

Creme brulee Alabanian style  

 Creme Catalana, Bologna, Italy. Modelled on a creme brulee. Crispy top with chilled icecream below.  

Creme Catalana, Bologna, Italy. Modelled on a creme brulee. Crispy top with chilled icecream below.