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Our Last Dinner at La Mothe

Our last night at La Mothe was a special one. After two solid weeks of entertaining, order all guests had departed and we three wwoofers (me, mind Vanessa, and Jeanine) were able to sit down to dinner with Didier and Evelyne alone. Even though Evelyne had cared for guests without rest, she prepared a dinner that went beyond anything we expected. When we sat down to eat in their garden, Evelyne amazed us with one course after another.

First she served Burgundy’s classic escargot, stuffed with butter, parsley, and garlic. Then Evelyne brought out a light summer salad of corn and peppers, topped with a homemade savory tomato sorbet, which was followed by a roasted loin of pork with sauteed zucchini, tomato, and romano beans. Afterwards we finished off the last bits of cheese, remnants of the large wheels that had filled enormous platters a week and a half before. For dessert Evelyne produced glass bowls filled with creme anglaise and topped with a sturdy egg-white foam: ouefs a la neve. The whole while we joked and laughed until our stomachs were sore.

We are sad to leave La Mothe so soon, but tomorrow is our flight to Spain and a new eating adventure will begin.

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