Saturday is market day

May 5, 2013 by
Filed under: France 

Saturday is market day in Gourdon, our local town which is just 10 minutes drive from us.

It was bright and sunny and it’s a holiday weekend here in France, as well as the UK, so the market was busy and bustling.

Wonderful sweet and luscious Gariguette strawberries were everywhere and the fish stall was groaning with goodies.

Gariguette strawberries from the market  in Gourdon

Market day in Gourdon











Fresh fish










This old boy couldn’t wait to get home for his oysters – he was enjoying them there and then! Good on him – the most nutritious food on the planet!

We bought a dozen to indulge in later…


Eating fresh oysters










Our cyclists feasted on fresh, steaming mussels in a leek, cider and crème fraiche sauce:


Steaming mussels












Lovely piece of belly pork, scalded and air-drying ready for roasting. The meat is supplied by our local butcher and is raised just a few kilometres away. The resulting crackling was superb!:

pork belly

Belly pork










Dessert was toasted hazelnut meringue layers filled with dark chocolate and mascarpone, a coffee syrup (really simple to make and divine), topped off with (home-made) vanilla ice cream – scrumptious!

Chocolate Dacquoise

hazelnut meringue layer










Here’s the complete menu:

Menu 4th May 2013

Menu 4th May 2013



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