Pons and a Petite Feast of Flowers

Trip Start Aug 24, 2010
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Where I stayed
L'Hopital Des Pelgrens
La Donjon
Hotel de Ville

Flag of France  , Poitou-Charentes,
Sunday, September 19, 2010

This entry has a lot of pictures attached of my visit to pons and includes a vivid description of the various delectable flower-related snacks I can happily say I ate.

Today, Sunday, Dimanche, I borrowed Florence's new bike and rode a backcountry lane for half an hour into the medieval city of Pons. I was hopelessly lost on my way to the Hopital Des Pelgrens and walked for maybe half an hour before finding it. Once there, I enjoyed a Gouter au jardin, light snack, provided by one of Florence's friends for around 3 euros. The description follows below. After that, I toured La Donjon and Hotel de Ville for free as part of the Journées du Patrimonie weekend. I hope you enjoy.

Gouter au Jardin Menu

- Limonade du lavande avec petals du rose rouge
 a.k.a. Lavender Lemonade with rose petals

Almost more of a juice, sparkling cloudy with thin candied rose petals, the barest hint of lemon, sugary

- Sablé Camomile
 a.k.a. Chamomile Cookie

Chocolate icing on a sugary dark cookie, not too soft but not as tough as sugar cookies with a confectioner's sugar layer in between, I can't tell where the flower is

- Verrine Fraise Surreau
 a.k.a. Miniature Strawberry Cake w/ unknown flower

Kind of a gelatin at the bottom, the small circle of pastry, strawberry and whip cream is delicious, but so petit I finish it in two bites

- Neige de Géranium
 a.k.a. light air with a hint of rosemary in a crisp bite that seems to only start and end with whip cream, the pastry itself so thin I wonder if it actually exists
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