Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Monsieur la plante a planté ses plantes

We bought a watering can (arrosoir) today and built up our rooftop garden, lots of herbs and nice aromas. Fingers crossed it lasts till summer.

This evening was my parents last in St Jean de Luz for a while. We ventured out to Chez Mattin in Ciboure for supper. It is a restaurant with a big reputation but we fortunately secured the last table with a nine pm reservation. The restaurant design is hardly 'The Ivy' and the menu more limited than 'The Fat Duck' but the quality is unrivalled in these parts.

Starters included: fresh asparagus with poached egg, crab cassoulet, foie gras and Bayonne ham.

Main courses: skewered monk fish, pave de cod on a bed of squid and blue entrecote.

Desserts: tower of coffee puddings, banana flambe, creme brule and iced milk.

Wine: Irouleguy rouge.

All fabulous, a must have address in the St Jean de Luz / Ciboure area.

We wobbled home in time to hear the midnight chimes and toast in the start of the G20 summit with a large tumbler of Bowmore 18 year old. Slainte mhath!