I think that I said that our lunch in Morteau was the best, well perhaps this one tops it. The town of Charroux was way cuter and this restaurant was done up so nice – very artistic. All the plates/course were like samplers of various things – it was really ice to try several things.
The appetizers were a sampling of a moriangue like cookie of black mustard and black grape (it’s the earl one with Bly one left). Then there was a cheese cracker type thing, an egg puff (don’t know what else to call it), and a cheese bread. These came with a cider type drink that had some prune juice and also seemed to have some brandy in it.
Next course was foie gras (in the back of the photo), then to the right of that was veggies with (raw) salmon. It wasn’t fishy though – I really liked it. Then, in the front of the picture was a very nice stuffed zuchini, and finally there was a lobster or crawfish (not my favorite but still good)
Next, the main entree was chicken (breast and leg) with white vinegar and wine, then in the back of the photo, a lamb wrap, then, a carrot purée, then potatoes with bacon, and in the front, boneless lamb ribs.
Dessert was again a sampling: a macaroon in front, then a pineapple sorbet, then a lemon tart, and finally, a chocolate moose cake. The plate was decorated with passion fruit and strawberry flames.
We did eat lunch in other places as well but I have shared the best ones.
I haven’t mentioned anything about breakfast – not a whole lot to write home about but all the hotels offered a free breakfast with a lot of choices, including scrambled eggs and sausage, cereals, juices, croissants and rolls, espresso or other types of coffee. There were some slight variations on this theme, like one place had the option of a do it yourself boiled egg.
Well, that’s it for the food journey – I think I managed to not put on too much weight by all the walking we did and only eating two meals a day.