Monday, June 29, 2015

Paris Diary part 18

Day 21
22°, sunny.

Lily, our roommate and I all went back to Antibes, only this time it was going to be a longer trip. Most of the day was spent on the train, getting settled in and enjoying the big house in Antibes.


Day 22
22°, sunny.

After spending the morning on the beach, Lily & I went to lunch in Juan-les-Pins. The food was definitely not worth the inflated price, but the views from our table on the terrace were beautiful. We were facing the gulf side and could see Cannes and the famous casino on the peninsula.

Everyone went to work after lunch, and Lily & I explored the house and grounds after work, with a quick trip to the swimming pool.

Dinner was at La Taille de Guêpe, a tiny hole in the wall restaurant with plates that were more like pieces of art than dishes of food. The restaurant is famous for its flower salads and some of the dishes looked like floral decorations. The beignets de fleurs de courgettes were the best zucchini blossoms I have ever eaten, but the flower desserts were the highlight for me.

The restaurant was in a tiny little alley in the old town. Only one waitress served the entire restaurant, but there were only a dozen tables at most. The big surprise to me, other than all the flowers on everything, was how low the prices were. This was a restaurant that lives on its reputation among the locals for quality food rather than overcharging the tourists. In fact, I would be surprised if we were not the only foreigners there that night.

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