Just before noon today Melinda and I hopped on Bus #96 and rode it as far as its route goes. Having consulted our trusty public transportation map, we picked a route that would, as I put it, take us “off the grid,” meaning the route goes beyond the coordinates provided by the map. We ended up in a cute little community/town called La Chapelle-sur-Erdre. Once there, we wandered around for a while, doing things like look in the shops that were all closed for lunch, listen to the children of a nearby school playing on the playground, and discuss where we should have lunch. We settled on L’Avanti Pizza pizzeria, which turned out to be a great choice.
Melinda ordered a salad that was unique in my salad-eating experience, in that it came with a raw egg on top. Me, I ordered the Maestro pizza which consisted of ham, mushrooms, and onions over a well-seasoned sauce and perfectly thin crust. We split a carafe of wine and then considered dessert. They had multiple choices but Melinda settled on this one, Tarte au citron meringuée (lemon tart with a merinque topping). It was exquisite.
I scanned the menu for items with “ella” in their names. Best I got was mozzarella. Speaking of Ella and food, the girl Ella is hungry and is calling me as I type. Apparently, she is more interested in having foods be in Ella than those having “ella” in them, if you know what I mean.