Sunday, July 14, 2013

un après-midi au petit bar


Every time I write a post about going back to the original Le Petit Village, the same thing goes through my head, "I'm takin' it back to the old school 'Cause I'm an old fool who's so cool". I'm such a dork. (gold star to anyone who can tell me what song that line is from).

So yeah, a couple of Saturdays ago The Husband and I decided to meet our favorite honey farmers for an apéro and lunch in Le Petit Bar. Big Man was serving Aioli (Aioli is a traditional Provençal dish of boiled vegetables, salt cod, and homemade garlic mayonnaise).

And not only were we meeting Honey Jr. and Honey's Honey, but Honey Jr's rarely seen older brother, Honey B was meeting us (Honey B lives in Avignon and does not work in the family business).


Nothing says summer in Provence like pastis and a rickshaw (actually, that's the first time I've ever seen a rickshaw here, it was parked outside l'épicerie and I have no idea what it was doing there, but I do know that I want it).

I learned something new on that Saturday, there is a special type of pastis called, rosé pastis that's served in big goblets with 'piscine' written across them (piscine is the French word for swimming pool). I thought for sure that I would love it, so I ordered one, took a sip and decided that rosé pastis is definitely not for me. Since we operate under the 'waste not, want not' philosophy, The Husband decided to finish it, and not wanting The Husband too feel weird drinking a big goblet of rosé pastis on his own (it's not the manliest of drinks), Honey Jr. ordered one as well (now that's friendship). 


After the Aioli and some nougat ice cream for dessert (we skipped the cheese course... hold up, I just saw a pig fly by my window), Big Man set two bottles and some small glasses down on our table and walked away. 


Lunch isn't lunch in France without a digestif. And a trip to Le Petit Bar isn't a trip to Le Petit Bar without a round of babyfoot (apologies, you are going to be seeing A LOT of these babyfoot photos).

16 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued - what does rosé pastis taste like? Still aniseed-y?
    I love that last photo - there's a little kid playing babyfoot in the background who can barely see over the table. That's the kind of opponent I prefer, given my babyfoot skills.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. That bike scares me, if the wind gets under that cover it could just go into orbit!!!! Have a good week Diane

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bon Fête Nationale! Vive la France!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That dessert looks amazing!!! I want some....

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have to say that I can't drink pastis just because I can't stand the smell of anise. I don't know why. My Grandma always made anise christmas cookies and I hated them so much!
    I love your pants by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy 14th of July! Looks like a fun time at Le Petit Bar. The aioli looks very tasty! I will have to search out for rosé pastis so I can try it for myself. Have a great fete.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like such a fun place to hang out and a good time!

    ReplyDelete
  8. If you wanna get down, I'm gonna show ya the way!
    You are brilliant. One day we will wave our hands in the air and shake our derriere - its in the stars.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Rose with a bit of aniseed? No, thanks.
    How do you stay so slim with all that gorgeous food around? Jealous!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oooh I have been wondering about the rosé pastis! There have been ads around Paris promoting it. It seems like everything has been turned into a rosé this summer..is it just me? You've intrigued me even more now that you say that it's not that great. Maybe my theory that all things pink are delicious will finally fail me. : )

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm sitting in Starbucks, munching on some coffee cake and I have to tell you - I'm jealous of all that wonderful looking food! Send some my way. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. aioli, pastis, rickshaws — ah.......

    your summer rocks

    ReplyDelete
  13. I very seriously have got to try out pastis ASAP!! LOVE your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Awww, le petite bar....

    Honey B is such a hipster! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. wait I like those blue and white jeans! super chic :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rose pastis just sounds wrong, I have to say! Actually, even the original doesn't do it for me I'm afraid, it's like drinking frozen aniseed balls!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover