Today was the first day the boys had to eat at the cafeteria. Boy2 cried a bit, but I don't think it was because of the food.
Today's menu was as follows:
First course - grated carrots with lemon vinaigrette
Second course - shepard's pie
Cheese course - a wedge of tome de savoie with baguette
Dessert - a plum and a pot de crème à la vanille
Not bad for a cafeteria meal.
Interestingly, it's la semaine du goût this week. Which I never really notice other than to hear it spoken of on the radio. I guess it's supposed to be a week where we are to be reminded to not fall into a food rut, to try new things, to strive for excellence in the foods we prepare, and appreciate quality. All of which are noble things to do.
Even more interesting, flavor week is ended (this weekend - because here the week starts on monday, not on sunday), by les journées du patrimoine. Two days a year, castles and manors and private parks (that are not open to the public) open for all to see and admire.
A week of delicate feasting for the palate and stomach followed by two days of historical eye candy. What a perfect dessert.