Yesterday we went shopping for birthday outfits for the grandchildren and afterward enjoyed sitting on our balcony watching the world go by. Today we wandered around Antibes in the morning, stopped and had a drink at the beach then made our way through the old town to our favourite lunch spot 'Le Jardin'. The staff were very pleased that I had submitted a glowing review to trip advisor and sent an an e mail to the proprietor.
The appetizer today was a tart with caramelized cherry tomatoes, melted mozzarella and a sprinkling of balsamic. It was pure melt in your mouth goodness.
The main courses were beef ragout and trout with mashed potatoes and green beans. While desert was a fresh fruit salad with a tasty wine sauce. I haven't mentioned the wines very often in the blog because I guess that I take for granted that wine goes with every meal here. Rose is the regional specialty so we most frequently order it especially since it is a light wine and perfect for lunch.
After lunch we walked around a bit then headed to our favourite patisserie for a chocolate overload. They use the french valrhona chocolate, which is my favourite, so we just had to have desert one more time. I cannot do justice to them in either pictures or commentary. All I can say is that if ever you are in Antibes you have to go there. They have a chocolate cave that you can sit in to enjoy the treats along with your coffe or hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is basically melted dark chocolate that is rich and creamy. The best I have ever experienced!
To take my mind off food today I went around looking for wisteria to photograph. Hope you enjoy the pictures.