Monday, April 7, 2014

One Last Lunch in Cassis

Before leaving France (but after leaving Le Petit Village), we had some stops to make; first for a couple of nights in Toulon, followed by two more in Paris. Then my mother had a stroke of genius, "how about we stop in Cassis on the way to Toulon." Of course we could squeeze in one more stop for Cassis, I love Cassis, and more importantly, I love eating in Cassis!

Restaurant Le Bonaparte has been one of my favorite places to eat since I first went there way back in 2010. I cannot rave about it enough and I tell everyone that they simply HAVE TO GO. (Seriously, even if you happen to find yourself in Nice or any other place within the vicinity, get thee to charming Cassis and Bonaparte's right quick. And on another note... if you do happen to find yourself in Nice, there are plenty of nice places to stay... 'nice places to stay in Nice'... I kill me!)

Not only did the lunchtime plan in Cassis mean that I got to say goodbye to another fantastic, French spot, but it also made sure that there wouldn't be any dilly-dallying on that last morning in The LPV... we'd do what needed to be done and hit the road (gold star to anyone who can guess who could possibly have been dilly-dallying...).

Now normally when we're in Cassis, the sun is shining bright in a perfect blue sky while its rays dance off a glistening Mediterranean (well, except for that one time), but on this February Friday, we weren't so lucky. But you know what, I didn't really care, the seafood (and that mouth-watering, fresh goats cheese, drizzled in local olive oil) tasted every bit as delicious on that grey, winter day, as it would've on a hot, sunny one.

Bisous!

P.S. Get this... Gregory was telling Honey Jr and Honey's Honey all about Bonaparte's and how they had to make sure to eat there sometime and you know what Honey's Honey said... she used to date the owner's son! How's that for a coinkydink?! 

22 comments:

  1. My stomach seriously growled looking at the pictures. I need a trip to Provence ASAP

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  2. Mmm that goat's cheese... I really need to visit more of the south!

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  3. That food looks wonderful & I love the photo of the old Fiat 500 - they are great little cars & brilliant for parking in town - as your photo shows.

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  4. Yum! We can't wait to explore the Provence region in June! Though we won't be able to get to Cassis this time, so that means we'll have to make another trip someday. ;-)

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  5. We owe you a big thank you for recommending Bonaparte to us after my plea on my blog about suggestions for good places to eat in Cassis. We have enjoyed meals at Bonaparte now quite a few times after a number of mediocre/awful meals along the port. So thank you very much. We will keep going back and think about you every time and offer a rose toast in your honor.

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  6. New blog format is very 'Nice'. I love Nice and could have stayed there much longer. I recently read a blog from an expat living in Monaco, and she said Nice didn't have a very good reputation. I was so surprised. Looked good to me and my daughters swam and sunbathed nude there. I'd still be in a French nut house had I done so.

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  7. I love the new design! And name! And everything - looks fabulous!

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  8. I love it when I can get that one last experience in before moving on!! Looks delicious! LOVE the new look, lady!! So pretty!!

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  9. Yummy! And let's not forget the 'creme'

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  10. Love the new design, new banner, new name. Everything looks great!

    Can't wait to hear about Gregory's reaction to all things American. :)

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  11. oh my gosh to that goat cheese. YUM. and love your pretty new blog design!

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  12. I just popped on over here and WOW! You are a whole new bloggy woman. Love the new design!!

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  13. Love the new look! Love the goat cheese and local olive oil (real, unadulterated, fresh, not sitting on the grocery store shelves for a year, olive oil.) Cheers, dahling!

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  14. Wish I'd known about that place. We stayed in Cassis in Feb and ate at a high-rated restaurant (on TripAdvisor) but found it pretty average. Mind you, my DB is not a fan of seafood so maybe Boney's wouldn't be the place for him.

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  15. I just realised you changed your blog design, and name. Looks great! Very fresh.

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  16. I love that little old car! So cute! And your blog design looks fantastic! I love it!

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  17. Holy Theme change batman! I like it, very modern. Looking forward to many stories of Gregory and Fifty lives in the US.

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  18. You say fresh goat cheese drizzled in olive oil, I say I'm there.

    Love the new blog design and happy to hear you're settling in well!

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  19. Hi Sara! I just stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and couldn't stop reading! I love your sense of humor and I have a France-Texas connection too. I lived in Toulon and worked in Six-Fours-les-Plages in 2006-2007 and now live in San Antonio, Texas! Welcome back to the States and can't wait to read about more of your adventures!

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