We did finally go out this weekend to celebrate my birthday (competing social events, babysitter booked out - you know how it is). A friend from Australia happened to be visiting with work at the same time so we extended an invitation to him too.
We ate at L'Épicurien in Aix-en-Provence and really enjoyed it. Make sure you book though - the place is small and very popular.
The food was très miam miam and the staff were attentive and helpful. (Normally I'm too embarrassed to take photos of my food, but I had a fairly tucked-away seat this time so I snapped away.)
The boys started with a Pastis apero (aniseed flavoured).
Because we are little piggies, we had the three course meal like we usually do.
Entrée was goat's cheese rounds breaded and fried:
For main the mister had the fish, which had the most delish creamy, Asian flavours sauce:
I had the roast pork and it was amazing - super tender:
Dessert was, in my opinion, the absolute best. A cardamom panna cotta with mango coulis on top. Out of this world. Does anyone know a good panna cotta recipe because I just have to try and recreate this.
We took a short stroll after the meal.
Remember the boar in Place Richelme? Turns out he likes to party hard too:
We had to go up and see the balcony of the little studio apartment our friend was in for the night - he stayed directly across from the mairie (Town Hall).
You could throw a stone at the clock tower (I didn't though).
A great place to sit and sip a quiet drink, if you're that way inclined.
And the lights change colour every half minute or so...pretty.
Wasn't the moon obliging? How about pink:
Right, back to the quilting. Hope you all had a great weekend!