Friday, September 23, 2011

Moules frites in Lille



Being in Lille, we were literallythisclose to Belgium. And what better way to fortify ourselves for the Grande Braderie than to fill up with the North's specialty--moules frites! We headed towards Le Pot Beaujoulais because it was highly recommended and proceeded to wait a good half an hour to be seated. Normally, I don't have the patience to wait that long but the prospect of eating fresh mussels induced us to wait. When we finally did get to eat, the mussels were everything they should be. They were fresh, clean tasting and the sauce or broth of white wine and shallots were heavenly with the crispy fries. 


Washed down with a glass of white wine, we were pretty satiated.  Or so we thought.  After we left the restaurant we came across the most tempting display of candied fruits...


and cookies and that absolute favorite of mine---gauffres a la vanille from Meert. Their vanilla flavored waffles are just divine and cannot be missed.  A stop at Meert was almost obligatory for us and room was made for their wonderful goodies. A box even came home with us!

6 comments:

  1. oh mussels ...and i love the design on those meert boxes!!! love the font and the basic but sophisticated white/black. seems like such an enjoyable, fun trip, pink princess! thanks for sharing.

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  2. Pas-de-Calais is so cool. I especially love Wimereux. Ohh...mussels - yummie:-)

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  5. Mmmm! My husband makes a lovely mussels dish withlemon and oregano. I was not very tempted at first, but now I look forward to the couple of times a year he cooks it! The dish looks lovely, indeed. Thanks for all the beautiful couch travelling!

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  6. Oh that mussel dish looks so goooood!!! I would've wanted rice to go with that. Hahaha!

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