Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunset over the Niger

After our day of visiting our former town, we ate out.  We were just too tired to cook a meal.  We went to one of our favorite restaurants near the river.  There are several reasons we like this restaurant:
1.  It starts to serve early.  We can go around 6 p.m. and get served.  Most restaurants don't start serving until about 7:30, following both French and Nigerien customs of not eating until 8 or 9 p.m.  
2.  It's not that cheap, but it's cheaper than many restaurants.  We figured we paid about $9.00 a person.  But that is for organic beef, potatoes peeled, cut, and fried on the spot, and delicious green beans, plus drinks and the tip.  
3.  Which is my next point....the food is delicious!  The menu is simple...beef brochettes, a plate of green beans seasoned with onions and garlic, and french fries.  All of the above is served with a hot pepper sauce to dip your meat in, mustard, mayonnaise, or ketchup.
4.  We like the setting.  We sit outside, looking over the river, and if you time it right, you can enjoy the sunset and maybe even catch a cool breeze. You can sit on the terrace, inside a building, or up on the rooftop of that building.  The best place to watch the sunset is on the rooftop.   

 The night we were there, we got a special treat....the sunset on one side, and the moon rise on the other!

Come visit us and we'll make sure you get to take in a beautiful sunset over the Niger River! 

1 comment:

podso said...

You couldn't ask for a better view and the food sounds delicious. I still can't get my head around eating out as the years we lived in Ghana that just didn't happen (except roadside stops).