Have you ever had a meal in a restaurant that is so wonderfully delicious that the memory lives on for years or even decades? We had one such experience in our college days at Le Moulin de Mougins and one of us is about to repeat it – the one who is on vacation, that is!
Nestled in the small hilltop village of Mougins, known for its art (Pablo Picasso lived there for twelve years) and for it’s food (an international gastronomic event takes place there annually), this captivating hotel was home to a fabulous restaurant opened by Roger Vergé, one of France’s most illustrious chefs. Though we knew we couldn’t afford the luxurious accommodations of the hotel during our trip to France, we saved our pennies so that we could dine at the restaurant.
Our meal, served in an enchanting garden, was beyond fabulous and we relished every sip of wine and every bite of foie gras, lobster and farm fresh produce (Roger was a locavore before it was even a foodie movement!) And the best part of the evening was when Roger Vergé himself appeared at our table with glasses of champagne, having heard he had twenty-something twin fans oohing and aahing over his food.
Roger has moved on and there’s a new chef in town so we’ll let you know if the meal stands up to the memories!
P.S. Please forgive the erratic posting this week – the twin who stayed home has a lot on her plate… and it’s not even edible!