Letters of Life

Sunday Afternoon

La Mangeoire

bistro delights

Every point in one’s life at which one loses everything is far more a beginning than an end, for one has lost merely the past, and one has yet to gain the future, and eternity itself. — Douglas Gresham, Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, 1988.

Yesterday, there was a lunch for someone celebrating three decades on earth. The bistro was empty, the service attentive. The food was exceptional French country fare, rich and decadent.

The company was warm and the conversation flowed like a lazy river, unhurried because it was a Sunday afternoon and we had all just come from attending church together.

It was a languid lunch, filled with contented dialogue, quiet jokes, the kind of Sunday afternoon meal one realizes one has missed for far too long.




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2 Responses »

  1. this place sounds really nice – and a refreshing break from the cookie-cutter “chi-chi” restaurants. Is it in S’pore? If so, can you name it, or is there a strict non-disclosure clause at this blog?

    • The bistro I described is Bistro du Vin, at Shaw Centre, and part of the Les Amis group in Singapore. But it isn’t so chi-chi that we don’t like it. You can check out the reviews at hungrygowhere. (The picure is purely illustrative!)

      To be fair, this was our second visit and it was more memorable than my first dinner there. Everything to do with day, time, and sometimes, a small group of friends makes everything taste and feel better, especially on a Sunday afternoon.

      And hey, thank you for subscribing! 😀

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