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Dijon - Mustard

Yes, it really is a thing

sunny 105 °F
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Their main shopping mall (Hall) is having a brunch today. We decided to partake, not really understanding what we were getting into. It was a very nice buffet with a wide variety of bakery items, salads, fruit, meats, cheeses and desserts. I had to avoid alot of the "salads" because some definitely smelled of shrimp or fish. The food was mostly very good - but I think we all over ate. The rest of the market was also open for wine tastings and a funky smells area.

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The other adventure on the agenda was to visit "the" mustard shop in Dijon. They really do have tons of different kinds of mustard - from the very good to the outrageous (super hot or super weird). Phil enjoyed the tastings very much.

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Kate didn't go on the whole Owl Trail, but did manage to grab some luck...

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As advertised, it is a very hot day - nearly 100 and well over 100 with the heat index. Without any breeze, it is difficult to find any places that are decent in the shade. Looking for something to do "indoors", the price for their Fine Arts museum was right - free. It was air conditioned, not too cool, but much cooler than outdoors. Additionally, it was a good museum with some famous artist - Monet, Manet, Rodin, Marie De-Silva, etc. as well as some others that I enjoyed (and didn't know before) - like Lapicque, Pompon, etc . I really enjoyed it (of course, being out of the heat might have slanted my viewpoint).

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One by one, we all end up struggling to find places open (Sunday) to get water or drinks - seems the grocery stores close around 1pm. And end up at our quirky hotel. They have water and an array of quooky snacks/desserts. Might also be a good time to also mention the interesting patio as well.

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Siesta time for Phil and Kate, we decided to go back to the Irish Pub and picked up a couple of Americans from our hotel along with way. We had a good time visiting - and even better time once they started picking on Sally :)

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Jerry wanted a "good" french meal so we settled on a bougie place on the main square to meet Phil and Kate for dinner. It was very nice with lots of good, varied French offerings. I had some eggs prepared unlike anything I have ever had - which is the thing that I really love about French cooking. One egg was with mushrooms and the other with some cheese sauce or something. Duck with raspberry sauce and tiramasu for dessert. I think Kate fell in love with her crazy black vodka as well. Definitely gained some poundage today.

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We went for one final stroll through town to find everything but the other Irish pub open - a quick nightcap and back to the hotel.

Posted by M6-Greg 01:13 Archived in France

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