Paulliac stretches along the banks of the Gironde in Bordeaux and is perhaps the most famous of all the Bordeaux wine producing area.
When we drove into the town of Paulliac, we asked each other, where are all the people?
It seemed deserted and many of the houses and places seemed to be shut up for winter.
You could really tell it was winter time here, with the bare twisted branches of the Plane trees, lined up along the main street.
I loved the moody blue/grey of the sky ~ looked like everything was in monochrome.
We found where most of the people were ... in a busy Restaurant where the noise level was high and there was a great atmosphere here.
We were grateful to come in out of the cold.
Food in the restaurant is served from 12 - noon until 2 pm and then again in the evening from 7pm - 10pm.
Now what shall we order from the blackboard menu?
We both choose the fish soup for starters - interesting and not what we were used to back home, fish soup we have back home is more like a chowder, with chunks of fish and this yellow bowl of soup, was an acquired taste.
From now on the soup of choice for me, was the good old French Onion soup, which I love and could eat every day and was a great way to warm up on a cold day.
The bowl of fish soup
Happy weekend, my friends