Friday, January 06, 2006

Nous sommes des gourmets pas des gourmands... je vous le jure!

designer fashion

Does this look like a designer handbag to you? It did to me because of the luxurious image I gave off by flashing my "Canet" logo walking through the streets of Nice. Canet is an artisanal pastry/chocolate shop. Whenever we walk by their window, we are amazed by the gorgeous cakes on display. They all have poetic names (i.e. coeur fondant--melting heart) and amazing presentation . . . with prices to match. One of our favorites to look at is a hemisphere of red mousse enclosed in a matching hemispheric grille of dark chocolate--you can see right through it! Unfortunately there were no remaining mini-cakes of this variety when we got there, since all of the cakes are (rightly!) made fresh every morning. Here's a peek of ours:

Just a Peek

When we got home, we settled down for a gourmet dinner. We started with an ap
éritif of homemade (by Belle-maman) fois gras and champagne (don't tell anyone, but it was vin mousseux). Then we ate my tasty eggplant and zucchini casserole with spaghetti. We finished up with our gateaux from Canet. This was all eaten by candlelight--blueberry-scented candlelight. You are allowed to envy me . . .

yum

NOW.

7 comments:

Helene said...

OK. Can you go back and take a picture of the shop window filled with specialties--I want to see the hemisphere of heavenly delight!

doc said...

drool!

Robyn said...

mmmm
speaking of delicious foods, they closed the bombay grille!

Anonymous said...

i'm soooooooooooo jealous!!!!! i want to see the hemisphere of heavenly delight, too. i'm glad that you made it back safe and sound :) oh, btw, absolutely LOVE bb's guest entry -- any word on his success? from what i saw, he was getting nowhere...haha...hahahaha....

Anonymous said...

oh, the above no name post is from maria...sorry!

bb said...

I don't know what you are laughing at. Anna and the 2 triplets couldn't get enough of me. They were heart broken when they had to leave the reception without me. Some how, I'm sure they'll survive.

Gem said...

I'll try to take a picture (or better yet, BUY the heavenly hemisphere) for you. I'm glad you liked the guest entry--he didn't like writing it a whole lot!