Saturday, June 25, 2011
Toulon, France and Off to St. tropez!!!
The house of la Rue des Bouchonniers became Picasso's studio where he drew the famous "Odalisque".It was his mistress Genevieve who inspired this great work of art.
It resembles no other portrait painted by the Master, no torn or distorted face, Genevieve's face appears serene and balanced. Can a city bring to mind a culinary star rather than a movie star? In France oui!!! Did you know that St. Tropez also has a culinary claim to fame? It’s the Tarte Tropézienne.The original Tarte Tropezienne shop is on the Place des Lices in St. Tropez. Micka is not French, but landed in Provençe from Poland after World War II.A movie was being filmed in St. Tropez in 1956 starring Brigitte Bardot, and Alexandre was asked to cater to the movie crew, it is here where everyone fell in love with his creation. It is still a very busy place to this day!!!
This is the oldest and most famous restaurant in St. Tropez, so glad our Tour guide booked reservations for all of us here. It is a wonderful, very authentic, and very beautiful Provencal restaurant.The food and wine were perfect choices. I can no longer say, I do not try new foods, this trip proved I can try new foods and Like them.
What an Amazing day in St. Tropez, even if it did rain most of the day, it was Surreal to be there.