|Custard Flan, in the French style|
This tart is the equilibrium of all things: flavour, texture and simplicity.
* In a moment of insanity, I asked the counter server, at a patisserie, if she sold gateau Basque. Her response was a horrified: Vous me posez cette question en Provence??! (You have the nerve to ask me this in Provence??!) I am not generally culturally insensitive but this place feels SO French-meets-Spanish that it seems natural that one would find that delicacy (aka the best thing on the planet) here. The woman was actually quite friendly - she had a gleam in her eye when she took me to task - but I was momentarily afraid she might run me out of the store. Thank God we were alone or my embarrassment would have been palpable.