Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, July 1, 2011

"A Long Lunch In Provence".....


~ Salmon Tartare marinated in citrus petals ~

If you want to spend a long lunch ... I can't think of anywhere more perfect
 than La Belle Provence!!
I joined my sisters under the mulberry trees at this unique Provencal farmhouse
for a delectable meal that lasted over three hours


~ Cucumber tarragon and youghurt gelee ~



~ Fillet of Beef Bourguinon with porcini mushroom sauce ~

~ Our delightful hosts Anne and Remi ~




~ French Parfait with locally grown peaches ~

Bon Appetit!

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16 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Yum yum, it amazes me how long one can take over a meal in France. This looks delicious. Diane

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Mmm, looks divine. What a great way to spend a few hours.

Craig said...

A meal to die for if ever there was one Dianne!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You've brought back wonderful memories this morning for me of meals in Provence. Lovely post to start my day off right. I wish the leisurely lunch could be adopted in more countries. I'm sure the world would be better for it.
Sam

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Oh the long lunches in France,... were so wonderful.
I know how much you must have enjoyed your luncheon with your sisters, under the mulberry tree.

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Kristin said...

Oooh, now you make me hungry! I love long meals! It looks delicious! Happy Summer!!!

Kristin xo's

La Table De Nana said...

How perfectly lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a meal to die for indeed! Everything looks delicious! Terrific captures, Dianne! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Monique said...

Que ça a l'air bien bon ! c'est cela la cuisine française.....

vicki archer said...

What a gorgeous lunch...totally delicious......Have a wonderful weekend.....Have a wonderful weekend...xv

Jean said...

Yum

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

In my family, we have always taken photos of the food, much to the embarrassment of those with us - hah! I am right there with you, mon amie!

Miam-miam! Enjoy your weekend!
Genie

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I can't think of a nicer way to spend 3 hours than enjoying lunch with familie - and the best venue for me is somewhere in France!!

I missed you mon amie!
Shane

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh,so delicious!
And your friends there are very kind!
Hugs
Léia

Shell Sherree said...

The salmon tartare looks so light and pretty! And the beef looks so rich and hearty! A lovely balance. Happy weekend, Dianne.

*Honest Abe said...

Wow. All delicious looking. The top most picture I pictured immediately as a face with the lips a straight line - was expecting the chef would have made it a smiling face.

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