Thursday, 27 May 2010

Out to Lunch - Part 67

We had a late start, having caught up with some sleep and met friends in La Rochefoucauld for lunch.  We went to a tiny back street restaurant, which I found with my friend Liz a few years ago.  It is a truckers' restaurant with a set menu, cheap, clean and so far I have never had a meal that I have not enjoyed.  €11 for a 6 course meal with wine included; who can complain about that?

Yesterday we had a noodle soup with fresh French baguette, followed by pate and a mixed cous cous salad.  We then had gammon and mushy peas followed by a lettuce salad.  Afterwards a huge plate of a selection of cheeses with more baguette, and this was followed by a choice of puddings.  Floating islands, (a tasty marshmallow floating in custard) or a creamy type yoghurt with apricot jam.  Wendy and Nigel had the 'Islands' while Jim and I had the Yoghurt, the general consensus was that both tasted very good.  This was all followed by coffee.  Need I add that we were all feeling very well fed!
You can see the large plate of cheese still on the table while we were tucking into the pudding. I'm still enjoying the red wine - all included in the price!!

 
After lunch, we took a walk around La Rochefoucauld (the exercise was definitely needed) where I took many pictures, but editing will have to wait until I have more time.  I will then 'do' a couple of posts 'Around and About La Rochefoucauld'.  Here though is a picture of the beautiful château in which the La Rochefoucauld family still live.  Part is open to the public and there is continuous restoration going on.  It is certainly well worth a visit.

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time! And what a meal for a great price! the chateau is a fabulous photo and I can't wait to see more pics! I think you're really a professional photographer as the pic is postcard perfect!!! :-) It's fantastic!

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  2. Pam we did have a great time, but as I have said before, I have a small cheap digital camera which spends 99% of its time on auto. I don't understand all the other 'things' I can do with it. I have been lucky with a few close ups but usually I take many and hope there is one good one!! Diane

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  3. Oh I really like the way you lunch! I'm sure a walk was in order afterwards and then, maybe, a nap!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. I bet you are so happy to have Nigel home. Your lunch sounds lovely. The huge plate of cheese is making me drool. Lucky girl.

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  5. Hi Bonnie, The nap did not happen but I agree it would have been a good idea! Diane

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  6. Hi Pam, I don't know how they produce the amount of food they do for the price. The cheese on the plate alone would have cost more than one person's meal!! Diane

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  7. That manor certainly is beautiful! My house is actually Norman style, so it looks a little like that manor (but not as big, thankfully).

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  8. The chateau is gorgeous and the luncheon meal sounds delicious. It is so nice to meet Nigel. He looks happy to be home. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. mmmm ... I shouldn't have read this post on an empty stomach - it's started grumbling away here ...

    looking forward to seeing your pics.

    ... now I'm off to scavenge ...

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  10. Hi Diane,

    You look like you are both having a grand ol' time!!
    I loved the pic of the castle.. WOW!! Must be nice!!! Have a great weekend... Leesa

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  11. Hi Marjie
    I will do an article on the Château some time. It dates back to the year 980 so has lots of history. Yes it is very big to look after!!!!! Diane

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  12. Hi Mary, glad you enjoyed the post. Have a good day. Diane.

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  13. Onestonedcrow, hope you managed to scavenge and sort out the rumbling stomach. :) Diane

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  14. Thanks Leesa. it is so nice having Nigel here, just wish the weather would cheer up. From what I see of the tennis Paris is not a lot better than us weatherwise!! Diane

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  15. I am full after that lunch. Looking forward to the tour.

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  16. Gaelyn, you are not the only one who was full:) Diane

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  17. Hey..

    the weather "cheered up" after all, didn't it? And, it's supposed to storm tomorrow when we're supposed to be headed to Giverny... We might have to cancel again... Glad you both had a great time together!!

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  18. Hi Leesa, we had one day with good weather and this was it!!!! Diane

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