My wonderful aunty Wendles and uncle Peter stayed with us this last week for another memorable holiday – we definitely won’t forget The Energiser Bunny dancing at The Husbands 50th birthday party! Thank you Peter for getting everyone onto the dance floor. My great mate, Deirdre, said the dancing looked like a scene from Jungle Book…I think you had to have been there.
But this post is not about The Party, but rather about a comment said Uncle made as I photographed yet another meal we were enjoying together. I was rather laughingly reminded that taking pictures of the food was only one part of the posting process. Actually putting fingers to keyboard and posting about it was the more important part. Alright already, I just forgot that second bit…
So I am going to be bombarding you with restaurant meals I’ve had over the last, cough, grumble, year or two. Or three. Okay, I heard you the first time!
My last post was about a lunch I had at Brasserie Capoul in Toulouse in May (and yes I am aware of the fact that it was over a month ago that I last posted) and lo and behold, so is this one. Not about a lunch in May, but about a lunch at the same restaurant in October 2012…be quiet back there!
We were without my mate Lynn on this occasion, but otherwise it was Sal, Debs and I again. And the food was deevine (which is why we went back again strangely enough). In fact, I found it even more beautiful the first time round. Just look at my beautiful salad – it’s almost too beautiful to eat. But only just almost.
A minor, small, inconsequential, tiny, almost-not-worth-mentioning problem is that a year has passed. And I forgot to photograph the menu as a reminder of what it was exactly that we ordered. In my defense, I assumed I could go on-line at some distant point (like December of the same year) and see the menu on-line, but it had changed. Bollocks. So now from memory and a sadly neglected diary, this is what we ate.
I had the Thai beef salad which apparently came with a sauce which I think was a Yuzu sauce. I don’t exactly remember for 2 reasons: a) it’s been a long time since then, and b) they had actually forgotten to put it on my salad that day… Yuzu is apparently a tart, aromatic East Asian citrus fruit that tastes like a heady mixture
of every citrus fruit you can imagine.
The salad was SUPER if a little lacking in the finishing touch taste wise because of the missing sauce, but made up fully in freshness of all products and the visible impact was great.
Debs had the Prawn Caesar salad which looked and tasted great. I would have chosen the same but I do like to try something different and then taste everyone else's too! She was very happy with her choice as was Sal.
Sal had the goats cheese salad, which she very often has so she is our regular expert on said salads, and she said it was very good too. It wasn’t Chevre Chaud this time (a typical salad in this area of France), but the fresh chevre crottin.
Chevre Crottin: A French term used to describe a small round, molded cheese made from goat's milk. Translated into the word "dung or horse droppings", the term Crottin is used mainly in reference to the shape and finished appearance as small round forms of cheese. (Taken from www.recipetips.com )
For dessert the girls had the Café Gourmand – same as in the last post, but it is different and excellent every time. One got the chocolate dessert pot thingy and the other the strawberry. Both were excellent with the chocolate one winning by a hair.
I conclude this run on Brasserie Capoul with lots more praise and recommend you go there and give it a bash. Enjoy!!