My name is Miss Devour (so to blog speak). I am a food network TV junkie, a cookbook glutton and a long time food tourist.
|Les Entrepots Epices-Roellinger|
Roellinger and his wife own shops, a cooking school and restaurants throughout the town (Maisons de Bricourt)…really just a three-block radius of the port…and we ate our way through every calorie and flavour in them (and the shops and stalls of any other vendor of anything edible). We were possessed.
|Street Fighter: Mille Feuille, Grain de Vanille|
|Kouign Aman as a child|
We thought it necessary to cross evaluate our mille feuille against the locale specialty, Kouign Aman. Amazingly, Kouign Aman is a salt caramel laminated pastry specialty of the region and not the once dictator of a former far-east communist state. After considerable debate, the jury remained hung on whether small and rolled Kouign Aman, or large flat and buttery Kouigin Aman would win in a culinary street fight with or against Mille Feuille. We were acutely aware that the mostly senior age locals and tourists found our debate somewhat inane or marginally insane.
|Kouign Aman as an adult, ready for battle|
That said, we were not exactly faithful to those little creatures we loved on the seashore. The seafood tower at La Mere Champlain was a feat of modern engineering. Every seafood worth its shell was invited. We were forced to acknowledge that conversation must cease for at least the first half (a half time break is sometimes required if this sort of dining situation) until more than the tops of our heads were visible over the orgy of meaty crab, plump prawns, razor shell clams, cockles, shrimps, mussels and ever frustrating and disproportionately time-consuming langoustines.