Just another form of art

And so utterly delicious. My student Alia and I went to Mougins to paint and Alia took me to lunch in a truly wonderful Restaurant, so rather then show you our artwork of today, we were working on perspective which can be a tricky subject, I am going to show you photo’s of our beautiful food.

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I know I am not beautiful food, but we had already been given a very tasty langoustine wrapped in filo and baked to perfection.

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My beautiful and generous and talented art student Alia. We swapped places for the background. We had just been given these savoury dainties, when another little delight arrived, a crisp courgette flower, with a gently scented creamy goats cheese, and then a miniature ceviche of courgette and gerkins and lemon, quite delicious. Oh yes and that tiny little ball of steak tartare on a little parmesan puff had quite the lemon fool surprise in the middle, and it was seriously yummy.

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My starter was scallops lightly marinated in curry with cucumber salad and parsley oil, and roasted cauliflower. Alia’s starter was main course size, so obviously I had to try some of hers as well.

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By this time I was already pretty full, but the enjoyment of it all was intense. It is so rare to get really good food in a Restaurant in France at an affordable price. So next is our main course we both had the same.

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This dish speaks for itself, totally sublime!!!

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We shared the dessert thank goodness!!!! but it was an exquisite and joyful experience. Quite the best Restaurant I have been too in a very long time.

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You can imagine that it was pretty hard to settle into painting after that feast. We drove to Valbonne and in a shady corner drew and painted a little of the church, and tried not to nod off int the process. Thank you so much Alia for such a magical day and lunch!

2 Comments

  1. Trévor ZUTSHI

    Hi Tess, did the dishes give you some inspiration?  My chef daughter sits there and analizes the make -up of the dish before her.  We love to eat in good restos. and there are many up here in Haut Var – the size of our pocket dictates how often we can go to them….Looking forward to seeing you in September.  Much love Anne         > Message du 27/07/16 23:38 > De : “Tessas Painting Trips in Provence” > A : trevor.zutshi@orange.fr > Copie à : > Objet : [New post] Just another for of art > >WordPress.com

    Tessas Painting Trips in Provence posted: “And so utterly delicious. My student Alia and I went to Mougins to paint and Alia took me to lunch in a truly wonderful Restaurant, so rather then show you our artwork of today, we were working on perspective which can be a tricky subject, I am going to s”

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