Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Watercress Soup

A couple of years ago, Mihai and I were fortunate enough to be invited by our friends Adam and Lisa to come stay with them for a few days in a French villa they were renting in the Loire Valley. It was an amazing trip, filled with delicious meals and lots of relaxation, and finished off with a day and a half in Paris.

One of the two nights we were there, we went to a small bistronomique restaurant, L'Ourcine, as recommended by Clotilde. We ordered the prix-fixe menu, which was sure to be a winner since dessert was rhubarb soup, and I love rhubarb. What was a bigger surprise was the appetizer - a chilled watercress soup. I never would have thought that what was basically a purée of greens could be so tasty. I finally decided to recreate it at home using this recipe - it turned out all right, not as good as what I remember from L'Ourcine, but a good starting point for future tries to improve on it.


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