Monday, July 27, 2015

Pizza Van

Bourg-Les-Valance sits on the north side of the city of Valance and provides a handy stopover as we drive down L'autoroute de Soleil towards the Côte d'Azur.

The hotel we stay in is surrounded by hinterland discount shops, tool hire companies and light industry. It's surprisingly good and the restaurant is excellent. I give myself over to the will of the chef who for twenty-eight euro will contour up for me a 'surprise' three course meal. Neither he nor our waiter will tell me what to expect only that the chef will have a look at me and decide, from what he sees, the dishes that he will cook.

I turn out to be a starter of lightly fried sea bass fillets on a bed of mashed potatoes, a main course of duck slices in a pepper sauce with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and a dessert of shards of white and dark chocolate with pistachio ice cream. He was spot on.

after dinner walk
the light from the pizza van
draws in moths

Paul Conneally
July 26 2015

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