Chez Maman wins.
Here's how it all broke down at tonight's Franco-feast:
Grilled salmon with fennel confit, eggplant caviar and tapenade:
Ricotta ravioli with roquefort, pine nuts and basil:
Grilled rack of lamb with ratatouille and French fries:
Grilled pork chop with apple cider mustard sauce and Brussels sprouts:
6 ... dare I say, 7 ooh-la-las (and there were only 4 of us).
Guess who had the oinker? ME. Ha. I win! But that said, we were all pretty well sated by the end of the meal ... sharing a bottle of Bordeaux certainly helped, but kudos to the kitchen for a job well done. And the icing on the cake? A specially "signed" (albeit misspelled?) berry and creme fraiche crepe. Vive la France!