Mr P was delighted with the idea of queuing up for fresh bread, but to me it smacked a bit too much of Marie Antoinette. “Let them eat cake…”.
Marie Antoinette did do one thing in Rambouillet though, a wee bit of a golden nugget moment, she founded the veterinary school (which in turn became renown for inventing artificial insemination). We stayed in Rambouillet with Claude after our visit to Paris for Mode City. Claude is one of Mr P’s lovely friends. Claude is ex-Savoy, ex-Lygon Arms, ex-Chef de department at L’Ecole de Hotelier de Paris and loads more, but who can remember all of those names. Claude buys his organic meats at the school and he showed us around this lovely sunbathed town.
You can imagine how daunting it was staying with two mammoth foodies talking cuts, vintage wines, markets and such. Luckily for me I met the gorgeous Genevieve directrice/owner of Scribo, who whipped out one of her culinary dictionaries on French gastronomie. It really helped to keep me in the loop!