Chelsea came home for the weekend to celebrate a family wedding, we met her at the train station and then headed towards our friend's restaurant "Les Bars du Moment" for lunch.
Of course the photos I took have nothing to do with what we had, or the order. I wasn't thinking blog instead I was too busy talking and enjoying the moment. It was later when we were home that I kicked myself for not taking a photo of the lasagna.
Patrice's (that is a masculine name in France) restaurant was full of local color, talk and homemade cooking. If you like to go to places that are hidden way and not talked about in guide books, have French homecooking for a good price... this is it.
Les Bars du Moment is a casual place, note Chelsea's hair tied up with a white rubber band? Chelsea brought some magazine's for her "Papa" one was on Real Estate in Paris and the other on Flying. The two of them jumped right in, like the golden days before cell phones.
We ordered the same thing, goat cheese pumpkin lasagna and a green salad.
The lasagna was delicious Patrice asked me to guess how he made it. I was 99 percent right, but the 1 percent that I did not know made all the difference in the world. The unique flavor, the haunting yet married well taste was Patrice' secret touch:
Such an incredible embodiment of flavor. Tea cooked pasta: I wonder if Marco Polo with his travel to China ever cooked his pasta in tea?
I am o going to try this... better yet ask Patrice for his recipe, don't you agree? Have you ever cooked anything with tea?
Patrice photo bombed Chelsea's photo bomb of my wanted photo. And yet it is better than I had aimed for.
Patrice is a one man show in his restaurant, entertaining and genuine.
Une Noisette: an espresso with a tad of steamed milk.
We also had tarte tatin that was flawless.
Now I wonder if I will fit in the dress for tomorrow's wedding?
Nathalie and Patrice are our neighbors, though their business is in Marseille.
A cafe/restaurant: Les Bars du Moment
19 rue du Docteur Escat,
They are open Monday through Saturday,
Seven to Four.
Even if you don't speak a word of French you will feel like you are their new BFF in the first five minutes. They are salt of the earth kind of people.