Thursday, 17 July 2008

Back kitchen

From the street looking in, a stolen photo taken through the kitchen window of a city café.
Soccer on the giant screen TV kept patrons and waiter looking the other way. I slipped my camera through the bars and shot quickly. The steak and egg plates are ready on the kitchen bench but they will have to wait. The waiter is mesmerized: sports come first!

Arrière-cuisine : Depuis la rue, une photo volée par la fenêtre de la cuisine d'un café. Clients et serveur, tout le monde n'avait d'yeux que pour le foot sur écran géant à l'autre bout de la salle. J'ai glissé mon appareil photo entre les barreaux de la fenêtre et j'ai cliqué en vitesse. Les steaks à cheval tout prêts sur le comptoir devront attendre : le serveur est occupé, le sport avant tout !!!

17 comments:

Chriscot said...

S'il vous plait dites nous le nom de ce restaurant que nous n'y allions pas... au moins, les jours de match de foot...

claude said...

Effectivement café resto à éviter les jours de foot. Les steacks à cheval vnt refroidir.

Bergson said...

Lorsqu'il y a match de foot ; ils ne servent que des steack à âne !!

En tout cas la cuisine semble bien propre. Manque plus que la toque pour le cuistot.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Une voleuse d'image à Avignon...et bien c'est du propre ;-)

Faute avouée est à moitiée pardonnée

Michel Benoit said...

Oui, la cuisine semble bien propre.

Kim said...

Nathalie, This is a superbly done and fun sneaky shot. I love all the detail and how sharp and crisp your shot is. We could be in the kitchen ourselves here!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

ICE said...

Nice stolen photo.

Wonder what kind of sport he's watching?

bitingmidge said...

Soccer? Surely not? Le Tour?

Cheers,
Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Virginia said...

Tight quarters in that tiny kitchen. I imagine when everyone is really WORKING, it gets pretty hectic.

Sally said...

Ooooh, yes! What soccer is it now? Don't they ever have an off-season these days?

Here’s what happens when you wait a couple of hours to see the pope pass by…
Sydney Daily Photo

Nathalie said...

I have to confess the photo is a couple of weeks old: it was taken on the night of the soccer Euro 2008 final !

Je dois avouer que cette photo a quelques semaines : elle a été prise le soir de la finale de l'Euro 2008 de foot !

OrganicPIX.com said...

The photograph provides a great glimpse (and priorities) to the inner sanctum of a restaurant.
Not to worry about the date, as I doubt the food being served two weeks later could be any colder ;-)

Jilly said...

I love stolen photographs. Gosh, horse steaks do I read? We have a horse meat butcher in Menton market but I've never actually seen it on a menu.

When Italy and France played each other one time in the World Cup (I think) the Cafe de Paris in Monaco had to put televisions on the ledges between the tables so patrons could watch and eat - else the place would have been empty! Perhaps the chefs had a television too.

Lucanie said...

Jilly, the French expression "steak à cheval" does not mean "steak de cheval" (horse steak) but steak with mirror egg on top. I have no idea how the name came about, I suppose the egg is riding the steak as if on horseback ?!?

Kris McCracken said...

Steak and eggs = double thumbs ups!

This is a great ‘stolen’ photograph.

Peter said...

C'est bien que tu as avoué pour la date!
De tout façon, ce n'est pas le moment de bouffer - en pleine finale!

Tippie said...

Les peufs ont du finir de cuire dans les assiettes! :)

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