Tuesday, 6 September 2016

You'd laugh to see a pudding roll


La Récréation


Dinner at La Récréation was a success.  The warm evening allowed us to sit outside in the ‘playground’ which provides a more relaxed ambience than the classroom.  The lobster ravioli lived up to its reputation, and my sea bass in a champagne sauce was sublime.  






We were on best behaviour in our elegant surroundings until the desserts arrived.  Paul had ordered a trilogy of glaces encased in chocolate.  One of the items on the glass dish reminded me of a Scotch Egg.  Apparently it was a sorbet encased in chocolate and Breton sand.  
 
John Gray would have been excited to see the Scotch Egg

As Paul energetically tackled the hard chocolate on one of the glaces it suddenly pirouetted through the air, rolled along the ground and ended up at the feet of the other diners.  Paul jumped up and recovered the pudding in seconds but by this time Kat, Tom and me were just crying with laughter, totally incapable of continuing with our meal.  I think the expression “you’d laugh to see a pudding roll” is more than pertinent on this occasion.

old school desk in corner of the playground


13 comments:

  1. That is charming. The pudding reminds me that I'll never eat pizza out with smart company. I've learnt from so many past mistakes.

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    1. I guess we've all done it at some point.

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  2. This really made me laugh although I must say the venue and the sound of the meal just make me envious. Love the sound of that pudding.

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  3. I feel I am the fall guy again.

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    1. You are! What else would I write about?

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  4. Chocolate! I bought a some day.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I try and do chocolate one day a week. My Saturday treat.

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  5. I have just read your comment on Milners in Leyburn.
    About five years ago David Milner and his wife retired and the shop was taken over by their daughter Leonie and her husband. It closed for a major refit and now stocks very upmarket clothes. We have two other dress shops which sell cheaper stuff and Tesco on the Garrison is only five miles away.
    The 'new' Milners has really taken off and the clothes just fly off the shelves - they have all the major brands of good quality stuff and you can always find just what you want (need?)

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    1. I wouldn't recognise it today Pat. I remember the shop as very old fashioned and traditional.

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  6. I am suprised that the sandy, chocky pud was not held down with straps for the protction of diners. France does not seem to do 'ealth 'n safety.

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    1. Bit short of an 'e' (by gum).

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    2. France definitely doesn't do Health & Safety.

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