03 November 2008

The Best Dressed Caterer in Monaco


This is for anyone who thinks it's always sunny on the French Riviera.

This photograph show Mister Brian, the well-known caterer in Monaco - and his girlfriend, Esther. They'd visited me in Gorbio for lunch yesterday. Inviting Brian to lunch is always a great idea - goodies comes too - yesterday, the best cheesecake I've ever tasted and a bottle of pink champers. Later, after we'd watched the Brazilian Grand Prix, and as they were about to leave - wham, bam, thankyou Mam, the heaven's opened. A deluge. And when it rains here, boy, can it rain...

Plastic bags were the answer to get Brian and Esther from my terrace, where this was taken, to the top of the track. (the pink and black top on Esther's shoulder was her original attempt to keep dry (!) The yellow bag is a Mister Brian bag. Click on the link to see his establishment in Monaco (the smaller pic)

Today, we've had no electricity until just now - 18.00h. The whole of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var and further west, has been without electricity - Marseilles to Menton.

7 comments:

maria said...

This is the kind of story the French Riviera travel websites never tell - thanks for sharing. Glad to see they are recycling plastic bags!

maria said...

Oh, forgot to ask - how is Lou, Brian's beloved dog?
Esther ie very pretty. Hope Lou is not jealous!

Virginia said...

Did the storms knock your electricity out??? Here we have sooo many trees that high winds/lightning often render us without power. This is a great photo. Wish Mister Brian were in B'ham so i could ring him upHA

Jilly said...

Maria, Lou is just fine. How kind of you to remember her story. She came for lunch too, of course! She never leaves Brian's side. Ester is indeed very pretty and so nice too.

Virginia, yes the storms knocked the electricity out. In face as soon as I posted this blog, it went out again. Now it's back and I've posted Menton. Hope it lasts.

Tanya said...

LOL, what a cute pair! My goodness, those were some storms, glad you're back up and running :)

Halcyon said...

Hee! Trash bags do sometimes have other uses.

USelaine said...

And I thought storm outages only affected us hicks in the sticks! Now I can feel I have something in common with the French Riviera. Finally!

Related Posts with Thumbnails