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Mona's Musings

June 16th, 2011

Un Déjeuner Extraordinaire: La Colombe d’Or

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Picasso

in St. Paul (South of France)

$$$-$$$$ La Colombe d’Or (The Golden Dove)
in St. Paul, South of France

The art display here may cause a double take — are those really Mirós, Bonnards, Picassos, Légers, and Braques hanging on the rustic walls? Yes, it’s true, they were indeed given in payment by the artists in hungrier days. This idyllic old auberge was the heart and soul of St-Paul’s artistic revival, and the cream of 20th-century France lounged together under its fig trees–Picasso and Chagall, Maeterlinck and Kipling, Marcel Pagnol (Manon des Sources) and Jacques Prévert (Les Enfants du Paradis). Yives Montand and Simone Signoret met and married here, and current film stars make appearances from time to time…Give in to the green-shaded loveliness of the terrace, the creamy manners of the waitstaff,
and the sense of contemporary history.
Fodor’s “Provence and the Côte d’Azur: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

Frapper trois fois — and get a reservation weeks in advance!

L’entrée plat — 22 of them!

Légumes frais — all I need!

Le plat principal — 41 Euro sole!

Le désert — sorry, non’ can share this one!

Le service — no fuss French style!

Mes amis — and they didn’t cost a thing!

Lieu adieu belle! — did anyone pay the bill?


Other Musings in this series:
Romance on the Riviera
Between Heaven and Earth: Cote d’Azur, France

Hint of Romance

A beautiful meal makes for beautiful romance.

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  1. Wow, yum, I am so hungry now I will paint a picture for some of that food! Those raspberries looked AMAZING. Yum, yum, yum.

  2. Heidi says:

    That dessert looks delicious!

  3. Bri Z says:

    ha ha. Paint it Heidi? I’m going to make some and eat it! :)

    your hint of romance: Is THAT why you and dad are so in love? You’re both great chefs? Now I get why marriage takes so much work! ;) Next time I feel we need a boost in our marriage, we’ll just come have dad cook for us! he he j/k.

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