Service in this place is enthusiastic and fluent in English. It seems that the server himself is the chef since he pretty much tells us what to order. We have a seafood platter for starters and then monkfish and seabream for mains. The wine is Chateau Val d'Arenc 2013 from Bandol.
The next morning starts sunny and bright. Tomi gets us some breakfast from the nearby boulangerie and we spend a while learning to operate the Nespresso machine.
Since we know this may be our only beautiful day in Marseille, we plan a hiking trip to Parc National des Calanques, and particularly Calanque de Sugiton.
We take the bus No. 21 to Luminy next to the university (what an awesome campus location they have!) and start the hike with a number of other parties (not shown here, since we think that this pine forest is much more scenic)
After having our lunch sandwiches we start the climb up. We are happy we started relatively early since now quite a number of people are coming down; tens and tens of groups with their lunch boxes and baguettes come by. It must be pretty crowded down at the seaside in the afternoon.
It takes us a while to find a dinner place, since nothing in Le Vieux-Port looks appealing. Finally we choose Kahena, a Tunisian restaurant. The place is crowded and busy. Only later we realize it is listed in Lonely Planet.
Again, there's no one inside. The pub's TV reception is not working, so we have our Kilkennnys while following the ATP Swiss head-on between Federer and Wawrinka on our cell phones. Then we catch the bus to the town.
For dinner we choose Miramar, a restaurant listed in Lonely Planet and also recommended in The Guardian as the best bouillabaisse restaurant in Marseille. The place is full as expected, but even without a reservation we get a nice table upstairs. We order bouillabaisse for two (63e/pax). First we get some appetizers.