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Roast partridges, flanked with quails and flanking a larded leveret; boiled fowls; hams, fried and sprinkled with white wine, cardons of Guipuzcoa and la bisque ecrevisses : these, together with soups and hors d'oeuvres , constituted the governor's bill of fare.
Ce qui est bien avec le coup de soleil, c'est qu'on sait quand il est la, notre peau devient rouge, on a tendance a ressembler a une ecrevisse ebouillantee.
However, I would give top marks to the Bisque de Homard et Ecrevisse (lobster and crayfish bisque served with Quenelles and turnip).
One divine sample menu dreamed up by Selbey, the chef on the European Waterways' L'Impressionniste barge: French onion soup, lamb with minted peas, and poached pear with mascarpone ice cream paired with a white Pernand Vergelles and red Meursault, Ecrevisse salad, Coq au Vin and fresh fruits paired with a white Ladoix and red Moulin -- a vent and escargot, tender scallops and mousse au chocolat paired with Rose Marsannay.
And that American girl at the Club tonight trying to talk in French, saying Hemingway was the greatest American ecrevisse so far.
Comme justement elle est en train de le faire, une grosse ecrevisse qui etait cachee dans l'eau la saisit au pied et ne la lache plus.
For example, Georges Cuvier, the French naturalist (1769-1832), though an Immortel, was not on the dictionary committee; he was shocked to learn that ecrevisse 'crayfish' had been defined as 'a little red fish that walks backward.' He asked for the floor, and said, "The crayfish is not a fish, it is not red, and it does not walk backward.
The Cassolettes range comes in individual clay pots and features Cassolette de St Jacques aux Poireaux (scallops with leeks); Cassolette de la Met sauce Ecrevisse (mixed seafood with crayfish sauce); Cassolette au Crabe sauce au Vin Blanc (crab in white wine sauce) and Cassolette de Volaille a la Reine (chicken, ham and mushrooms in cream sauce with emmental cheese).
Usually known as a crawfish, crawdad, ecrevisse, mud bug, it is highly prized.