01 June 2008

Theme Day - My Corner Shop


There is no 'corner shop' as such in Monaco - either supermarkets or street markets or, as here, a traiteur. (Truthfully, there could be one on le Rocher but I didn't get up there with all the chaos of the Grand Prix).

Mr. Brian's is owned by a charming Englishman called - no surprise - Brian. He started years ago by importing the best Scottish smoked salmon into Monaco and his business, like Topsy, just grewed. He now employs 4 chefs and produces beautiful food that is served to the rich and famous, often on their yachts. You can read about Mr. Brian's by clicking on the link. You can also read about the day Brian's dog was taken by clicking on The Day Lou was Stolen!

Do click here to view thumbnails of all 174 participants to see their take on today's theme.

I'm working at a dog show in Spain all day today (150 Old English Sheepdogs from around the world) but will spend tomorrow catching up and commenting. Meanwhile have a lovely Theme Day everyone!

21 comments:

Ham said...

Phew! glad the story had a happy ending

Ineke said...

Somehow the idea of a traiteur doesn't fit in my mind with a 'pizza delivery like motor' Still like you said, if he delivers to boats like this, it is the best way.
Good luck on the dog show. Makes me curious what you do there.

USelaine said...

This is the most surprising idea so far! Next time I pull my yacht into the harbor there, I'll be sure to use his services. 8^)

andrée said...

Yours is such a charming and beautiful country. I love the photo of the outside of the shop.

crittoria said...

I really enjoyed the story about Brian and Lou - so glad that it had a happy ending!!

Kate said...

What happened to the Lady Who Stole Lou?? She must have been pretty lonely and also pretty deceitful. Love the facade of the shop and the main photo is unique today!! Hope you're having a grand time at the dog show!!

Small City Scenes said...

Great story. cuisine a la minute! How great.
150 Old English--thats a lot of hair. MB

Tanya said...

Yay for Mr. Brian and Lou!

Chris said...

OMG!! How interesting! I just love it.

How's the dog show? I'm jealous! I posted a photo of my two yesterday. You'll love it (I think.).

For theme day, I'm showing a bit of my former store (since it fits the bill) if you're interested. . .

• Eliane • said...

Mr.Brian seems to be the man to know! Happy Theme Day, Jilly!!

Mo said...

Interesting choice, nice photo Jilly.

Laurie Keller said...

That Scottish salmon would be so good right about now. I would love to see one of those red motor bikes pull into my lilac tree lined driveway in South Dakota. I can dream, can't I ?

Chuckeroon said...

Well....how so simply "Monaco" my Dear! (It's clear that you are enjoying that Leica lens).

Kuanyin said...

There is ALWAYS something fascinating on your blog!

Chuck Pefley said...

Clever solution to your dilemma! And hey, that box has more than 4 corners, so since they store food for delivery inside the box, it technically qualifies :)

Hyde DP said...

I was wondering what kind of corner shop might be found in Monte Carlo.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Aha! I was wondering how one could get "cuisine a la minute" from that little box on the bike :-)

That is just such a brilliant idea though. Serving delicious food to the rich and famous on their yachts! I love it.


Oh I'm so happy that Lou was found so very quickly!

Keropok Man said...

Would they deliver overseas if I were to call them? LOL...

Hope you had a great day at the dog show and a very Happy Theme Day!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

You're right. When my captain suggest to dock my "The blue one" at Montecarlo he also assures me will call Mr. Brian ordering his unique Iranian Caviar ;-)

Ivan said...

Any idea of what happened to the lady who stole the dog ??

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is surprised that "Mr. Vespa", a.k.a. Chuck Pefley didn't comment on the use of the scooter for delivery!

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