Friday was a special day! I got to have lunch with fellow bloggers from Melbourne, Australia, Leon and Sue, and meet neighbors and blog readers Carol and Mike. We met in Saint-Aignan and enjoyed a leisurely lunch at one of our local restaurants, le Mange-Grenouille.
Leon and Sue are in France for a few weeks on holiday and made a swing down through the Loire to see friends and visit other bloggers. I'm honored that they included me on their tour! Unfortunately, Ken had to miss out while he's visiting is mom in North Carolina. Leon is a serious bicyclist -- he travels with his own bike -- and Sue is a wonderful cook and loves French food. Carol and Mike are British expats and have had a holiday home in our region for twenty years or so. They moved here permanently about five years ago. They also own several properties that they rent out to holiday makers.
Lunch was relaxed and fun, especially with three versions of English being spoken (British, American, and Aussie). We enjoyed the restaurant's warm atmosphere while hail and rain squalls drenched the outdoors. And look at what Leon brought for me. Isn't it the coolest?
Basse-côte de bœuf au poivre
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