This trip has continued to be about exploring and feasting. The other day Matt and I travelled a different route along the coast. The ocean views were breathtaking, and we saw some scuba divers taking a break, and a few topless ladies. Hey-o!
Soon enough it might be warm enough for ourselves to take a quick dip.
On Valentine’s Day we dined at a local restaurant uniquely named ‘Restaurant’ and had the “plat du jour” (plate of the day), osso bucco along with fresh pasta. This is one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time and cost a mere 12 euros. The veal was succulent and melted in my mouth. The sauce and the consistency was spot on. It is truly a lovely place to unwind, relax and let the food do all the talking.
For dinner we got our favourite pizza take out from “Les choix d’Anna”. The pizzas here are not only inexpensive but also comparable to gourmet pizza you’d pay a fortune for. We swallowed the pizza down with some local Champagne (my first real champagne, not sparkling wine)! Then we enjoyed some Tiramisu for dessert. All in all, it was very Italian, which is typical for the area.
the other day we ventured to Menton. We took the 1 Euro bus and it was a frightening ride to say the least. We sped along the mountain’s edge with nothing but sea below. Nothing but a thin green bar separated us from a great view and doom.
Once in Menton, we were surprised to see orange trees. This was something new to me, instead of telephone poles there were oranges growing from trees on the sidewalk’s boulevard.
We dined near the beach; I had seafood pasta while Matt dined on some Fritto Misto (fried seafood). The meal was nothing out of this world, but did the trick. We continued to walk along the coast. While taking time to throw rocks in the Mediterranean we stumbled across the Jean Cocteau museum. The nice lady who worked there granted us free access. My wallet leaped with glee! Jean Cocteau was a multitalented artiste; he was a painter, sculptor, sketcher and film director. After the museum we strolled through the old town where we noticed small lemon and orange trees for purchase! We were offered samples of Limoncino, lemon wine and lemon vodka. It was a perfect way to top off our afternoon in Menton.
The bus ride back wasn’t as terryfying, as it was on the other side of the road. Phew…