by Guest Writer Chris Akerlind
We left, heading roughly 40 kilometers east, for an afternoon tour of , a hill town in wine country named for an 8th century miracle-working monk and confessor who found home in a cave there. Evidently he was quite the draw as other monks followed and began the production of grapes that still exists today.
After a quick tour of the eroding , we proceeded to L’Envers du Décor, “Behind the Scenes” – a fitting name for hungry theater people. The restaurant is operated by the which we were to tour later that day. The menu was simple and confident with few dishes to choose from. As our server uncorked what turned out to be an excellent and creamy red, a 2002 Chateau , we made our decisions. I began with served simply as a pate spread on toast, with fig jelly and a sprinkling of fine red pepper. It melted in my mouth, the slightly metallic earthy taste of the liver set off nicely by pepper and jelly combination.