Yesterday I did a mini stockup at the supermarket in Bedoin and then went to find some lunch.
I knew there were a couple of places at Crillon Le Brave which did decent meals and had views of the surrounding countryside from their terrace. So off I went having decided I'd eat at whichever I found first.
Lesson #1 - Satnavs can't cope with hilltop villages. The streets get too narrow. This can lead to taking an inadvertent wrong turn.
Lesson #2 - I haven't lost the skill to do the endless three point turn when car has gone down the wrong alley and is now poised with nowhere else to go to go and the camber is very wrong on both axes. Take a deep breath and start very slowly to turn the car round still works fine!
Lunch was taken at the Hotel Crillon Le Brave which has a splendid terrace and very nice food too.
Here are the five sketches I did. They are:
- The view from where I was sat in the restaurant at the Hotel Crillon Le Brave
- My lunch: mediterranean fish soup, aioli and croutons; tuna steak, shaved fennel salad and aioli tartine and a floating island in lavender
- The view from the terrace of Mont Ventoux and Bedoin in the distance