Saturday, January 29, 2011


The presentation of the fresh fish that went into our bouillabaisse :
Restaurant Michel : Marseille, FR

The entire point of the weekend in Marseille was to celebrate the birthday of Mr Martin Olson, the son of expat friends Sue Hill and Les Olson. Sue and Les kindly invited us to join them and friend Faith McLellan in what has become an annual ritual for Martin's birthday: bouillabaisse in Marseille. It's only a three hour train ride from Geneva on the TGV (bullet train), so we all made a weekend of it. If you live in or visit France, there are some dishes you just have to try and bouillabaisse is one of them. Otherwise known as fish soup, bouillabaisse acquires its best character and flavors from the local fish stock. This hearty soup is served with croutons and aioli and potatoes boiled in saffron. We ate at Restaurant Michel, which, according to Les, is the place for bouillabaisse in Marseille. This being my first time eating this cuisine, I don't about that; but I know this: it was mighty fine eats.

Plating the potatoes and fish that will accompany the bouillabaisse soup :
Restaurant Michel : Marseille, FR

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/11


Maya said...

Fabulous shots and fabulous meal! Happy Birthday Martin!

Cele said...

Someday I will try boulliebas... I will just have to talk myself into it. The weekend sounds fabulous.