Another day, another lunch out, it’s such a hard life! Today it was Malaucene and Les Lavandes for Sunday lunch. Actually, it went on for so long, it was Sunday dinner too! We got there at 1pm and left at 4:30, but we were quite stuffed by then.
In order to combat the delicate feeling after yesterday’s wine tasting, I borrowed LT’s dad’s sunglasses:
Before we hit the bottle for the day, we started with some amuse bouches, which consisted of some fresh, homemade tapenade (olive and garlic paste – LT) along with some herby bread. It settled the stomach quite nicely:
And then, of course, it was onto the aperitif, the house special of a kir (white wine and blackcurrant – LT)
Alas, no more tapenade:
But that was okay, because along came some aubergine caviar and tomato sauce as another amuse bouches:
It turned out to be a good thing we had all these things to keep us going because it was aaaages before the starter arrived. It was nice though, white truffle ravioli in a herby sauce – we’ve decided truffle ravioli must be the in thing right now!
Time to hit the bottle again, but it was only a 2/3 sized bottle, wasn’t that good holding back like that?
Next up was the mini courgettes and stuffed courgette flowers filled with chicken mousse in a mushroom and white truffle sauce:
LT’s mum was STARVING when the next course came at 3pm, because she hadn’t had a course in between her starter and main course! For the main, we had rack of lamb with local vegetables:
So we had a few bones to chew on at the end:
Next up was the cheese course, with a small salad:
And some bread that was bigger than me!
And finally my favourite course, dessert, which was chartreuse and lavender ice cream with meringue and whipped cream, topped with nuts and a nutty biscuit thing:
All rounded off with a coffee and biscuit:
We wandered round the village to walk it off a little (WE did? – LT) Err, well, LT wandered, I dozed:
And then we went home and put our feet up for the evening to sleep the huge lunch off