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Le Moulin de Mougins Revisited

Mougins, France

Mougins, France

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!

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

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.

Rubik's Cube

Rubik’s Cube

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.

Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad

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!

Shortcake de Fraises

Shortcake de Fraises

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!

Poached Perfection

Poached Perfection

Photos: view, restaurant, food

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7 Comments

  • Reply designchic June 26, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Know you are wishing you were there too!! The food looks amazing and I can’t wait to here if it’s equally as good as before. Each dish is so, so beautiful – would love to have a bite of the strawberry shortcake with my morning coffee…okay not a bite, the entire piece!!

  • Reply Karena June 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Fabulous, all of these dishes are truly works of art! What a delightful treat to remember always!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  • Reply Sandy @ You May Be Wandering June 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Wow…talk about gastronomy! There should be a rule about one twin taking a trip like that and the other having to hold down the fort…:) I hope the twin that stayed home has some amazing plans for later in the summer. I can’t wait to hear more about the trip! xoxo

  • Reply katie clooney June 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

    What a feast for the eyes! Have a great weekend and hope you get a lot done. As my mother used to always tell me… your day will come.

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann June 27, 2014 at 10:35 am

    A fantastic feast! A work of art on a plate. Can’t wait to hear if the restaurant lives up to the bar set by memory. I’m sure it will be fantastic. Hope that the twin who is flitting around France has a fantastic time, and that the twin who stayed behind gets brought back a truly special thank you gift! Happy weekend to you both! XOXO

  • Reply stitchfork June 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    As twins, you should both be back there enjoying that meal! Hopefully soon…
    xo

  • Reply antonia July 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I am reading this blog late — we were in France too and I just couldn’t keep up.

    I too ate in Moulin de Mougins, not as a college student, but as a young woman. It was in 1985 and like you I have never forgotten the meal. We ate lunch in the garden and it was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. The way it all looked, the food, the service. As the French say, “oh la la”.

    We were recently in Provence (in the Drome/Vaucluse area) and memories of that meal were still vivid. We did eat lunch in a restaurant that came close, Cotteaux et Forchette in Cairaine. Gorgeous garden, fabulous food.

    But nothing has ever come close to that meal!

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