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In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it. -AB
In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

feuilleté d'andouillette

So. Lunch was on Madame again as we are still doing our get to know the city bit, and the restaurant was as French as it comes. Lunch is usually not as much as dinner, oui c'est vrai, so one has a choice here of entree and main plat, ou main plat et dessert. Uh, entree bien sur! Alors, everyone opted for dessert and I and Renau, our Frenchie who is spending a couple weeks with us to teach us how to live in this city, had entrees. Three choices for l'entree: Jardiniere de legumes (salad ok), feuilleté d'andouillette embeurree de poireaux et moutarde (what I had), and lentilles. Alors! Renau told me I picked the most classically French dish, so I knew it had to be something I had or would probably never want to eat.

Four sausage slices came on top of a mustard sauce of artichokes sandwiched between puff pastry (very easy to remove pastry). The verdict: that meet, couchon, or pig has to be the best little fun meat I've ever tasted. I asked Renau what part of the Couchon it was, he said beaucoup de partie (lots of parts). Ok I thought, Anthony would be proud of me, I ate first without knowing what it was. And, that was for the best. Feuilleté d'andouillette is a French specialty of Lyons, it is very common throughout France and is usually served cold, but many restaurants serve it hot so as to make it more enticing to foreigners. The reputation is a bad smell and an acquired taste, alors I loved it. As it turns out sausage of pig stomache and colon is quite good, if i had known what it was prior to eating it i may have hesitated, but Anthony would be proud. Je pense que je suis la seul personne qui aurait la courage de manger quelque chose different que poulet. Demain, un autre. (I think I am the only person who had the courage to eat something other than chicken, and tomorrow another.) Alors, Luch here was good, et feuilleté d'andouillette is very good. La tarte au salmoun et crevettes etait aussi delicieuse. Et le kir (et le kir du Gabby aussi) etait tres bon. Very well, I know it is different, mais it is France! C'est still bizarre that I am here, and it is so hard to not write in francais!!!! Et ca suffit.

A bientôt

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