Saturday, 17 August 2013

Moules frites…

Last night we shared moules frites with friends and about 500 other diners at L’Auberge de la Gabriere.

We’ve eaten here a few times and the food is always superb. Music was provided by Les Compagnons du Musette – Alain their leader is a neighbour of our friends John and Maureen.



The food and company were excellent with enough moules to choke a donkey! The award for last men standing goes to John and Steve who determindly didn’t give up until every moule was munched…





Thanks Maureen for the vegetables, eggs and preserves. We won’t be going hungry; a true friend!

A great way to start our time in La Touraine…


  1. What a lovely way to start your stay. I hope it continues to be as much fun. Jx

  2. What could be better than good food with good friends. A perfect evening.

  3. Moules Frites are a huge favourite of ours. Looks like great fun.

  4. Oh excellent! One of my favourite ever dishes - looks jolly good. Glad to see you're having fun. Axxx

  5. Thanks. It was a great start to the holiday.

    The following day the garden needed to be tackled... ;0(

  6. An excellent excuse to get up to your armpits in food! The most impressive performers tend to be the kids. P.

  7. One of my favourite dishes , last ate in Paris in July :-) I just love them. and happy to see you all having fun :-)

  8. Even though we can beautiful fresh New Zealand mussels still alive and as you say big enough to choke a donkey, the nicest mussels I ever had were in a little bistro in Rue de Vaugirard in Paris last year. Maybe it was just the romance of the place and being on holidays, but I can still taste them when I think about them. :-)