I am quite happy getting money from a "hole in the wall" and (except for the price), sweets vending machine are great when you need an instant snack when travelling or after swimming. However THIS is something I am not at all sure about:
|Pizza from the Wall?|
Situated in Vassy, a small town near us, it is a cross between a cash dispenser and a vending machine that promises you a traditional pizza in 3 minutes. Now call me a cynic, but as far as I am aware a traditional pizza take ever so slightly longer than 3 minutes to prepare and does not arrive via a metallic box that bears more than a passing resemblance to a municipal toilet.
In Normandy the take-away culture is not big. We do have a very nice Cambodian/Asian take-away in Vire and most towns have a kebab shop and maybe a "proper" pizza take-away. Perhaps the larger towns like Caen have a better selection but around here you will need to look very hard for a Chinese, Indian or Thai take-away.
I have never seen anyone get a pizza from the wall but I asked in the bakery opposite and the lady there said it was quite popular, especially in the evenings. Me? I think I'd rather get a pizza take-away from our favourite pizzeria, Les Trois Ecus, in Condé-sur-Noireau or maybe make my own with our own fresh tomatoes that we are now harvesting.
With no take-aways close to Eco-Gites of Lenault we therefore offer a couple of "eat in without cooking options" to our guests:
- Simple supper prepared for you such as lasagne (meat or veggie), salad and pavlova or crumble. This is a popular choice for the first night that guests arrive.
- BBQ pack - you chose the meats you want and cook them on the BBQ and I'll prepare salads of your choice and a pudding.
|Supper at Eco-Gites of Lenault|
Have you ever eaten a pizza from a vending machine or would you give it a go? Do let us know.