Chez Cabaillou is a restaurant and bar just around the corner from our little house in Orthez, family run since 1935. At lunch, it bustles with locals enjoying their well prepared daily 3-course lunch menu – an crazy bargain at 16 euros. In the evening, the bar becomes a sort of working man’s hangout, where long-time regulars relax over wine served in tiny balloons (with the pour trembling at the top of the glass, threatening to overflow) and glasses of anisette. Americans are tolerated with good humor. This Friday featured an impromptue performance.