Thursday, September 07, 2006


We've only been in France for two nights and I'm already missing vegetables. The food is good, but it's all bread, cheese, meat and fish - with a side of bread. Last night we scoured the sidewalk menus of the retaurants of Bayeux looking for some place that served vegetables. After some discussion, the Vol-in-Law told me that Normandy was hell on vegetarians. I'm not a vegetarian, but I need my veggies. We finally settled on a Tunisian restaurant, because I know that sort of food - at least as it's servd in the UK is meat rich, but served with spices and stewed vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini and even apricots. Well, not in Normandy. It's mostly just meat. One cool thing about the restaurant was that it had a cat in residence. A three-legged cat, missing its left front limb. It hopped between tables begging treats from patrons. I've never eaten in a restaurant with a cat before, and I have to wonder if it's some kind of health and safety violation. I took a picture of it, but the cat was distressed by the flash and hopped out into the road. Which then distressed the restaurant owner. According to my husband the French customers told on me "Americaine, photo, chat, blah, blah, blah". The cat was retrieved safely from the road and given its three-leggedness, I have to guess it wasn't the first time it had run out there. However, we were not offered the dessert menu.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How abusive can you get? Taking photos of a restaurant cat (three legged at that!) Do you remember three legged Dufus? VM