I was back in Metz today for a job interview. Metz is one of the big cities closest to where I live, but it's 50 kilometers away. From the village I live, my sister brought me to the train station and I took a 25 minute train ride to Metz. From Metz centre-ville, I had to take a bus to my destination. Everything well quite smoothly as CL (my brother-in-law's sister) accompanied me up to the bus station. She takes a train to go to work every day too. She saves up a lot by doing so than by taking her car. Gasoline is so expensive nowadays! So how did my job interview turn out? It went well. In fact, I have to come back in a couple of days for the final interview. Wish me luck. I did not know what time I would be home but I was done an hour before lunch time and after the bus ride and a little walking, I was once again in the train station of Metz. My next train home was in about 2 hours so I took my time to look around the streets and establishments in front of the train station. One particularly caught my eye - Picnics.
What caught my eye was its hot pink sign. In a city where most buildings and establishments are aged, this stood out as modern. A breath of fresh air. I was internally battling with what I wanted to eat (Asian, Spiced, or traditional French), but ultimately I wanted to go in here whatever what kind of cuisine they were offering.
I'm not a picky eater, so I knew I would find something I would enjoy. When I went in, it wasn't exactly noon yet and I was one of the first customer. On one side of the wall, there was a display of already prepared dishes. I imagine that the lasagnas and soups would be heated before being served. The choices were interesting and the desserts display were mouth-watering. I would have gotten a full meal if only I wasn't budget-stricken. Instead, I tried the Poulet Tandoori Wrap and a can of Orangina. I need to fill up my piggy-bank and come back. I already have my full meal in mind - Saladette de Blanc de Poulet et Raisins Blonds, Soupe du Jour, and Le Picnic Smoothie. When is that piggy-bank gonna be full?!?
I took advantage of being the first customer by taking photos of the place. The decors were very girly. But then again, the people working there occupied one table and they were all women! I loved the modern feminine look. It was also very clean. I noticed several clients were ordering for take-out, perhaps to bring back at the workplace, but there were also a few diners who came in as I was eating.
My Orangina + Poulet Tandoori Wrap
Chicken Tandoori Wrap - wheat tortilla, chicken breast in tandoori spice, frisee salad, fresh mint, cucumber, sesame seed, yogurt, and dried apricot.
Orangina is a orange flavored soda drink. It's been 15 years I haven't had some and since arriving in France, I'm doing my best to make up for it. He he he.
An excellent choice of lunch since it fully satisfied me, but I did not feel full (which I hate when travelling). Although I couldn't really taste the Tandoori spice in the chicken, I loved the taste of the fresh mint and the dried apricot - fresh and sweet addition to balance the saltiness of the chicken and tortilla.
1 Orangina - 2.50€
1 Wrap Poulet Tandoori - 4.40€
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