Tuesday, 21 October 2014

No really, engineers are great people!

Restaurant L'Évidence in Morlaix

Restaurant L'Évidence in Morlaix
On our trip to France we stayed just outside Morlaix for a few nights.  One afternoon we drove around trying to pick a restaurant for dinner – we checked out several and selected one called L'Évidence.  A lucky choice indeed.

Heritage tomato tartare with a parmesan tuile

We were so glad we went to L'Évidence - fabulous food - friendly service (French speaking but I managed) - I had the heritage tomato tartare with a parmesan tuile  which was beautifully presented followed by another entree - lobster ravioli in a consommé infused with lemongrass - it was delicately fabulous.

Lobster ravioli in a consommé infused with lemongrass

My better half had some incredibly tender and tasty pork – which was a special. It was called Ou Pluma de cochon au wasabi.  I know this because, for once, I remembered to take a pic of the menu!  Pluma is the name of the cut of pork.
Ou Pluma de cochon au wasabi
 We skipped dessert -although they gave us a little chocolate truffle and candied orange - just a perfect finish to a delightful meal.

Contact details: Restaurant L'Évidence, 4 Rue Basse , 29600 Morlaix, ph 02 98 15 58 25 www.levidence.eu

If you would like to see more about Morlaix – a fabulous town, follow the link to this post

Monday, 20 October 2014

Nostalgia Alert!

King of the Road

Trailer for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
Ain't got no cigarettes
Two hours of pushin' broom
Buys a eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means, by no means
King of the road

Some country nostalgia for you today. Back in 1964  Roger Miller had a huge hit with King of the Road.  It was a crossover hit, charting in both pop and country charts.

Here's a YouTube clip for you, if you would like a direct hit of nostalgia (Just over 2 minutes)

Hometown New Zealand – Photographs by Derek Smith

Hometown New Zealand is a book of photographs that was published this year.  The photos are by Derek Smith.  They are beautiful shots of some down home places in New Zealand.  That is interesting in itself.

But the fact that the photographer took all these shots while working as a meter reader all over New Zealand makes it even more special.

I selected 3 photos to give you a taste of his work.  Enjoy!