I’ve actually been in Sens since September 16th but I forgot my camera! My darling husband thoughtfully mailed it to me and I received it a few days ago. Barbecue!
There were so many things I wanted to make that we ended up with an obscene amount of meat; ribs, chicken, merguez, spiced lardons, duck magret, chicken.
I was so happy to be back in France and in my kitchen! Too bad about the knives I forgot to bring with me, but I’ll take these over to the knife sharpener this week.
Not ready for prime time yet, I took a few pictures but mostly spent my time grilling the meat 😀
M. Parret, 80 years old and still lively, attempted to keep up his reputation as the country’s strongest critic of American food but his heart wasn’t in it because the smell coming from the grill distracted him 🙂 He brought his usual tray of some of the best cheeses of the region.
We began, of course, with a Bailly Cremant Chardonnay and continued with a Beaujolais Fleurie and an Irancy Palotte. Just for fun, we had a trou de Normande (Calvados) between courses. I need a bigger picnic table!
I used my cassoulet pottery for the salad because I guess all my salad bowls are either in the States or some are in one of the garages. I’ll probably make a cassoulet some times soon. The lettuce and mushrooms came from Pascal’s garden.