Jade and I have decided to eat around, since we saw the paper place mat at the Broceliande restaurant http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/broceliande-restaurant/ that listed all the bars and restaurants in town that were hosting music during the town’s August music festival. We thought this would be a great way to force us to experience other restaurants besides our picks, Le Madeleine( 2 star Michelin) and the La Cathedrale restaurant http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/its-my-birthday-but-the-director-couldnt-come/, by just going down the list, come hell or high water! We have finally openly admitted that we are terrible food snobs and that we are probably missing something by not going to these establishments. Jade’s the worse! What will she be like at 18? Anyway, everything is within walking distance in the town center.
We decided to return to L’Assiette after an absence of 6 years. M. Parret says that they changed the cook but I think the cook came back. This restaurant is right across the square from La Cathedrale which was packed but at L’Assiette, we had our choice of seating.
Jade ordered an Orangina for her apertif.
And I had a really full glass of Chablis. I love it when they fill up my glass. I had to drink it down a little for the picture :)
I had the duo of salmon, liberally salted with enormous grains of salt that were not fleur de sel. I’m just saying. Big portions.
Jade chose the Magret de Canard, pictured above, and I the Scallops Provencale. Presentation was good.
Score so far:
La Madeleine: 10+
La Cathedrale: Jade – 9 Rosemary – 8
Broceliande: Jade – 8 Rosemary – 6
L’Assiette: Jade-5 (chewey duck) Rosemary – 6 (large glasses of wine)