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Monday, August 29, 2011

“Le Café” by Vesuvio (Cannes, France)



“Le Café” certainly did not disappoint! My hopes were high because it was under the same management as “Le Vesuvio”, the restaurant where I found the salmon pizza that I [still] dream about. (I’ll be posting another blog entry especially for it.)



The accommodating waitress literally explained each food on the menu for me & my two other non-French-speaking colleagues. I’m glad she did or I might’ve been forced to order some safe sounding pasta that could've turned out tasting like an ordinary dish that I should’ve just gotten in a more affordable restaurant.



Instead, I had the most fantastic truffle risotto, “Rizotto aux truffe”. There was this unforgettable taste of pungent, earthy, mushroom flavor blended with garlic! I couldn’t understand the French description on the menu but surely it had some shallot onions, hazelnut butter, truffle mushrooms, shaved cheeses, cream, rice, white wine, and truffle oil.


Maj had the “Coquilles St Jacques et purée de céleris” which was scallops with mashed potatoes, cream of tomatoes, gooseberry, and chestnuts. It was awesome! We actually chose the two dishes we both liked then shared.

We were seated outdoors, just a few meters across the Croisette Beach, Cannes, France.



Irina ordered her usual “Millefeuille de tomates mozzarella”: An easy pick of soft, nicely textured, fresh mozzarella cheese; with sliced layers of tomatoes; basil & other greens.  



Some lady with my dream bag distracts my dinner
Interesting childhood knick-knacks


             





By the end of this early-dinner, it was a good time to walk the dogs along Boulevard De La Croisette. And then to Croisette Beach, right across Le Café... just as the sun was setting.

(Grateful for memories such as these…)


Le Cafe by Vesuvio
Cuisine: Contemporary, French, Italian Mediterranean
Contact: +33 4 9394 0828
69/70, Boulevard De La Croisette, 06400 Cannes (FRANCE)

14 comments:

joyfulmum said...

sounds so yummy! I initially thought that picture of the lady with the handbag was a poster/ad and not a picture of a real person walking past you:)

Arky said...

hehe! you know what, i'm waiting for ALL my stock of food to finish up so i can try to make your thai veggie curry recipe! ive bookmarked it http://joyfullmum.blogspot.com/2011/07/rosemarys-easy-thai-vegie-curry.html

i really miss your cooking!

joyfulmum said...

lol, thanks Arky, though I think you and Mykee are far better in the cooking department than me:)

Arky said...

nooo! hehe. i just like eating for the most part. i can't do anything complicated yet. BY THE WAY, talked to mom & mykee earlier. they said you gave me veggiemite?:D i wanna cry (in a happy way, haha)! thanks so much rosemary! hearing that just made my day... it's been extra crazy at work lately & getting by only through God's grace. thank you:) really miss you. ...hoping my next job will allow me to go to australia! *hugs*

joyfulmum said...

awww, glad it made your day:) yes I read on one of your FB comments asking your mum to bring back Vegemite from here so I got it for you:) enjoy it and hopefully it doesn't expire before you get back to the Phils, the latest use by date I could find was June 2012 which is what I got:)

Arky said...

aww, super duper thank you! i'm so excited about it rosemary!:D i'm sure June 2012 will be fine. that's still a while from now & I'm hoping to head home in December. i miss my family so much. by the way, I absolutely love your blog name, it's really so you! <3

Allan Young said...

hi arky! nice blog! great pictures as well! ill be reading it from now on! keep it up! :)

Arky said...

thanks allan! i actually just used my phone cam for this album & wished these were clearer. i'm glad you appreciate it anyway. yey!

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