Friday, July 23, 2010

Lectoure market day

2010-07-23 Lectoure market

Lectoure is a hill-top town about 20km east of Condom. Peter accompanied us for some market-day shopping and pousse-rapières at the Hotel Bastard, a charming hotel sitting in a street immediately parallel to the main market thoroughfare.

The pousse-rapière  is a cocktail made from an orange flavoured Armagnac liqueur and sparkling white wine. Lectoure is known for its melons, although we passed over those in favour of some prunes from Agen (to the north of Condom). Munson was more enamoured of the hams lying provocatively on the low-slung market tables.

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