Not more Roman ruins!?

Last night we were treated to another mind blowing gastronomical experience at O’Natur’elles. Run by two vivacious women ( note the play on words – elles is feminine they in French ), the cozy place features all “Bio” ( french for organic ) ingredients with vegetarian choices as well as meat.

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The food would be a huge hit in organo/locavore Portland. They even had an organic French whisky. This was too much for me. So despite the fact that we had already put away a half bottle of delicious rouge I tried it and it was memorable – gentle with a sweet finish, not so rough and smokey as my beloved Scottish malts but highly satisfying.

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I know, dear reader, you will find it hard to believe but we spent today looking at Roman ruins and walking through an old medieval town. The Roman stuff was great – cool little museum and a good bit of ancient Vasio excavated. All presented with a good audio guide.

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Across a Roman bridge was the fortified medieval village. It was drizzling a bit and that combined with stone lanes and buildings gave us the feeling of a kind of pilgrimage. Despite a good number of visitors it was peaceful, everyone speaking in hushed tones.

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On our way back to the hotel we picked up a loaf of pain au levain (sourdough) from a local boulanger much like the bread I make back home. Tonight we’re dining in on our remaining farmers market booty.

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