Local Heart, Global Soul

August 24, 2014

Choosing You Meal Is Never Usually This Personal…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following yesterday’s post about us ordering lunch at a restaurant on the bay of Damouchari port, I feel I need to be a little more specific about how the ordering system works when you arrive as the tourist season is ending and are the only customers for lunch.

Yes, the menu was presented to us, but not in printed format as is normally the case, but  ‘in person” (as it were) because we were invited right into the  kitchen to take a look at what was in the pots on the stove.

It was with big smiles that the menu was explained,  we see the chef throwing in bay leaves by the handful, there is slow cooked beef,  chicken being prepared and all with plenty of enthusiasm.

It’s very rare that customers can choose their restaurant meal directly from the stovetop…

Of course during high season and during busy times this wouldn’t be possible, but  for me it’s a chance to sneak a peek at a professional kitchen and take a look  “behind the scenes”. Outside there are baskets if vegetables, and of course, in due course our meals were served to us at our able outside.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. 🙂 Great personal service!

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — August 24, 2014 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  2. How cool is that?! The first pan of sausage & peppers looks AWESOME.

    Comment by Carrie — August 26, 2014 @ 2:45 am | Reply


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