Lunch in Marseille

For those who are wondering why my website has not had a new post for 4 days now, it is because we have been away in the South of France for our summer holiday. In the past, we had traveled to Brittany, Paris, Reims, Bordeaux and Loire Valley. Hence to complete the rest of France, we drove to the South of France to Provence, Marseille, Nice and even Monaco. I will post on our travels in the coming days.To ease into the blogging again, I will post about our short trip into Marseille, where we dined in a restaurant just opposite Marseille’s football stadium – Stade Velodrome. The weather was warm but dry – so bearable. The food was excellent and we enjoyed just sitting there and relaxing and soaking in the ambience.

For lunch, I ordered a thin-crust Margarita pizza. It was lovely, with the herb flavours truly coming out.

Thin-crust Margharita pizza
Thin-crust Margarita pizza

My oldest daughter ordered the Tagliatelle carbonara – the portion was too large for her to finish.

Spaghetti carbonara
Tagliatellei carbonara

My wife ordered the medium rare steak and chips. This was served with peppercorn sauce and tasted lovely with the grilled taste – although I still prefer steak cooked via sous vide method.

Medium-rare steak and chips with peppercorn sauce
Medium-rare steak and chips with peppercorn sauce

My youngest daughter had chicken nuggets and chips, which she really liked – she was able to finish it all.

Chicken nuggets and chips
Chicken nuggets and chips

After the meal, we walked about Marseille and took pictures of the Stade Velodrome, which is the largest club football ground in France, able to seat over 67,000 people.

Stade Velodrome in Marseille
Stade Velodrome in Marseille
View of the football pitch
View of the football pitch

It was a good start to our holiday. There will be more to come.

Boon