Frédéric Dubourg is Francis and Régine's son. He is the one responsible for growing the oysters consumed at the Cabane à Huîtres. His birthday was April 23rd and I was invited to his birthday party for family and a few friends at the Cabane on Easter Sunday. You may remember that I met Frédéric when I visited the Arcachon oyster beds last August. Here is a picture of Frédéric at the helm of his boat.
The birthday lunch was incredible. We had two dozen oysters before the foie gras, cheese and birthday cakes. And way too many glasses of wine and champagne. Here are a few photos from the party:
Here's Frédéric, with his mother Régine (standing), and his children Theo and Emma.
Frédéric with girlfriend Marie
Here's Claude, a family friend, with Francis.
Oh yeah, Patrice came with me to the birthday party. We've spent quite a bit of time together this week.