Roasted geline de Touraine -chicken (scrumptious!)
Friday, 3 August 2012
We seem to have a 'nose' for picking homes in small villages with excellent places to eat. In Staffordshire it is the Hollybush, and in Le Petit-Pressigny La Promenade and Le Bon Coin. Different in price and ambiance but each offering good quality food. Last week we ate at La Promenade which is a Michelin starred restaurant run by Jacky Dallais. The food was fantastic and the wines of excellent quality and value. We've eaten here before and really think that it is an experience to savour and better shared with other people. Our partners in the gourmet experience this time were Maureen, John and their son Daniel (who live near to us in the UK and have a lovely home and gite near Chatillion sur Indre) together with Nick and Janet.
We all decided to take the 'Menu Tradition' and were expecting the fish course but somehow this was ‘lost in translation’, possibly because the first of our party to order asked for the fish as a main course. As things turned out it would have been hard to fit in the fish as well!
Janet, Gaynor, Maureen, Dan, John, Nick and the invisible camera man, aka Tim!
The menu - if you look closely you'll see Gaynor. Also if you click you'll see exactly what we ate. Better than my potted descriptions.
A glimpse of the food we enjoyed.
Thin potato crisp with black olive,a savoury concoction with onion and radish followed by a wonderful stuffed tomato.
Oysters - really inventive!
Shoulder of veal
Mandarin baba (perfection!)
Chocolate and coffee dessert
With coffee we paid the princely sum of 41€! Cocktails and wines were extra (as you would expect) but due to the extensive and carefully chosen wine list didn’t break the bank! Not an everyday place to eat but certainly worth every cent and a real treat.
So if you are in the Sud Touraine and are feeling peckish give it a try, but remember to book first!