Monday, August 1, 2016


We were mightily impressed when the waiter placed a small, individual roasting spit in front of the lady at the next table and overheard his announcement that it was a barbeque medieval. As he fired up the rectangular tray of alcohol under the skewered pieces of fresh monkfish and salmon, he explained that she only had to turn the spit once on each side as soon as the fish cooked--about a three minute process. When done, she was to extinguish the flames with a flat "snuffer" tray. Amazing. We took this photo as discreetly as possible with a zoom lens from our table at Le Vieux Logis Restaurant in Gerberoy, one of the most beautiful of all the most beautiful villages in France. 

la lotte:  monkfish
le saumon:  salmon
une brochette:  a skewer, a spit

©2016 P.B. Lecron

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