Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I was doing really well today. Lime-flavored Greek yogurt for breakfast, some lowfat string cheese for morning snack, a hard-boiled egg and slices of roasted chicken for lunch. And then along came Arles Lucy. She limped up to my room in order to present me with this gorgeous pain au chocolat. (She messed up her leg in Paris and really needs to get it seen by a doctor. Are you reading this, Lucy?) This lovely pâtisserie is the real deal, made at La Farm, an authentic French bakery in nearby Cary, NC. Lionel Vatinet is a real Frenchie and Maître Boulanger, a Master Baker. He opened La Farm in 1999. I've sampled his bread before and it is truly délicieux. Arles Lucy and I tried to sign up for his April French bread-making class, but hélas, it is already full, with two others on the waiting list ahead of us. Maybe in May.
Anyway, I digress. Just one bite of the pain au chocolat, I told myself.
Haribo Candy Museum in Uzès. Evidently, some of the candy made it home in her suitcase. Merci, Lucy! Tomorrow's another day, right?
Bon appétit, temptation!