Thursday, July 14, 2016


Refuge du col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, Savoie, July 7, 2016— 

DINNER IN A NOISY mountain hikers' refuge tonight, seated with fourteen assorted Japanese tourists intent on walking the Tour du Mont Blanc. In these refuges you eat demi-pension, taking what's served, hoping for the best.

Tonight was, I thought, pretty good: Lentil soup; beef carbonnade with polenta, dessert of some sort I forget — I write this days later.

Mondeuse, Obstinée (Savoie), 2015: a little bitter, serious and hard, good

Refuge du col du Croix-Bonhomme

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