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Meal #99: Lunch

Today we went to the 9th annual Cheeses of Savoie Festival! Awesome! We tasted tons of cheese, milked cows, watched artisans making cheese, and finally enjoyed the cow parade at the end. The cows were so cute! They had big, ornate bells on their necks and flowers woven around their horns!!!

We had fire roasted ham with a red bell pepper, mushroom, and mustard sauce, sauteed potatoes with onions and Reblochon, and bread. It was all ok, but not as good as we had hoped.

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Meal #85: Lunch

Geneva is really beautiful! We really enjoyed walking around the city and building a big appetite for lunch. We went to the highest rated restaurant in Geneva, a roasted chicken place! We split 1/2 a roast chicken with potatoes and sauce of the day and the Swiss salad which included hard-boiled eggs, bacon, gruyere, and garlic dressing. The sauce of the day was outrageously good! It was a rich chicken gravy with garlic and coriander. It was soooo good we were dipping everything in it 🙂 We finished with espresso, as usual!

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Meal #71: Lunch

On our way to Annecy, we noticed this cute restaurant that was totally full – always a good sign. We both had the menu of the day. We started with the charcuterie plate- delish! Adam had the beef dish, not sure what cut it was, with a delicious country wine gravy and potatoes. I had some kind of white fish with an herb cream sauce and peas with onions and bacon. All was very simple and good. We then had dessert. Adam had the fromage blanc and I had a chocolate brownie-type cake – both nothing special. Of course we completed the meal with espresso 🙂

Apparently we hit the end of the lunch rush, because the place cleared out very quickly after we arrived (maybe we smell bad?). French restaurants are very strange. They are open from 12 until 2:30 then 7 until 10:30. Don’t you dare try to eat at 3pm or 6pm! 😉
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Meal #61: Dinner

This one goes out to Mary Anne 😉

I read a very old (1735) cookbook and very loosely followed a recipe for roast rabbit. I marinated rabbit legs in red wine and vinegar with garlic and herbs and a touch of nutmeg for two days. According to the recipe two days is the perfect amount of time to achieve juicy, falling off the bone rabbit. The recipe was right! It was seriously delicious!

After marinating for two days, I dredged the rabbit in flour and seared it until golden brown on all sides. I added sliced onion and garlic with a generous glug of red wine and herbs. I baked it in a dutch oven at 220* c for about an hour then added baby potatoes and carrots with a splash of water. Roasted another forty minutes and Bon appetite!

We started with a green salad with tomatoes and mushrooms in a sharp dijon vinaigrette. The rabbit was tender and tasted something like dark meat chicken mixed with a pork chop. The potatoes and carrots were lovely, sweet and fork tender, but the best part was the pan drippings! The gravy that resulted in the pan was ethereal! Smooth and velvety with sweet and earthy wine notes coupled with bright vinegar and floral herbs. Wow! After nibbling the bones, we finished our night of cards and rabbit with some excellent caramel chip milk chocolate.

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