Friday, 10 September 2010

Sette and Bouzigues

We took a day trip to the Mediterranean coast.

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Sette is a picturesque town on a hill overlooking the sea.

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We found it touristy, crowded and a bit overwhelming and didn't really care to linger there. So I found the town of Bouzigues on the other side of the bay.

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It was a seriously lucky find. Bouzigues had oyster flats as far as you could see. Adorable cafes and degustations lined the waterfront and offered mainly oyster-based dishes. The whole town had a very laid-back and old-fashioned feel to it. I had to pinch myself.

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The oysters to be had were enormous, and so fresh that some of them had live barnacles on their shells.

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This was a huge undertaking. For $35 Euros, you got an enormous amount of food for 2 people and a bottle of wine to boot.

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It was great times to people-watch the other huitres eaters. They eat them enthusiastically, by the dozen, and completely unadorned. I was humbled.

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Profiteroles and local fromage were also irresistibly on the menu. I have nothing but love and respect for cultures that take their food so seriously.

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