Last week we stayed in beautiful Vernazza part of the Cinque Terre on the Italian coast.
The Cinque Terre are five villages built into the rugged coastline and just stunning.
The photo above is the view from the restaurant we had dinner one night.
We swam, snorkelled, hiked and ate lots of pizza, pasta and gelati – and we found a great place that had very yummy Sicilian pastries!
There is a fantastic book by Australian author Mary Moody, called “Lunch with Madam Murat”.
It is a book which tells the story of a provincial family run restaurant that began over a hundred years ago in the kitchen….back then a leafy branch was hung over the door of the kitchen to welcome travellers and hungry farmers to the kitchen for a meal….the day we went to the tiny and remote village of Pomerade in the Lot Valley the smell of a homecooked meal and the laughter of French families welcomed us in….
Here is Noah chowing down a duck leg! The meal took over three hours and six courses later Noah was still sitting in the high chair!
Lunch at Madam Murat’s was so special…thankyou Madam Murat.