Sunday, 31 December 2000

Snails and garlic

We have made our first shore excursion. David knew a remarkable amount about the Mulberry harbour project. The firm he worked for as a boy had designed and made them. He also knew Cherbourg. It was a harbour he used to moor his boat in so he knew the cafes around the harbour too.
We had no intention of eating. Our problem here is, there is always far more than we can eat!
After a couple of glasses of
fairly rough red wine though we succumbed.
The man on the next table sitting in the sunshine was tucking into a plate of seafood . We ordered what he'd got.
Before the food itself arrived a remarkable array of tools were brought.
Pickers, pokers, needles, pliers all lined up. And then the food. Wonderful! Lobsters, oysters, snails , langoustine and crab. An amazing array of sea food, complete with large dishes to take away the debris.
I did manage the garlic snails. They were a challenge.
Wonderful start to the holiday.

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