Hey chowhounds, what's happening?
I'm going for an adventure with my mother. I live in Sicily, and I'm taking myself and my car on a ferry from Palermo to Genova this Wednesday. My mom's going to meet me in Genoa (she's coming by air from the States). From there we will explore along the coast, or wherever the wind takes us, ending up in Barcelona where we have a week-long apartment rental lined up.
OK, so where should I take Mom for Mothers Day?
Here's a little about us, our tastes... I wouldn't call ourselves foodies but we LOVE TO EAT. One of my personal heroes is Julia Child. We generally prefer cooking at home to eating in restaurants. We're both a little on the frugal side of spend-y-ness (read, cheap). Mom's allergic to nuts. She lives in Ohio, so she probably doesn't get as much seafood as she should. Also, my mom is really into "what the young people are doing", especially visual art. We don't speak French, but I am willing to try. For preparation, I have been listening to Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg.
According to my calculations, we should be somewhere around Vence for Mothers Day.
Also feel free to clue me into any of your favorite dishes or eateries that we might find along our proposed route, at ANY point (not only Mothers Day)... especially France and Barcelona. Not so much Genoa cause Mom is already familiar with that city. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!