It was not raining today, so we decided to make restaurant while the sun was shining Jade’s favorite restaurant in Sens, but not mine, is the Broceliande. Broceliande, supposedly located in Brittany, was the mythical forest described in the Legend of Arthur as the habitat of fairies and the magician Merlin. Naturally, the restaurant specializes in the famous crepes and galettes of Brittany. Bleah. They also have salads. I had the Chicken Salad with Bacon. Big. And a glass of Rose.
The Broceliande used to be called something else and was a family owned and operated restaurant that specialized in regional cuisine, some crepes and moules frites. The owners turned 55, heard the retirement gong, sold the place and left to do whatever young French retirees do. A pity for us. The new restaurant, to me, lacks luster and an imaginative cook. Oh well, portions are huge and they taste okay.
You can stare up at the cathedral.
Or at the open market
Or at the diners in the other restaurants and cafes on the square. A very pleasant place to sit for coffee, a glass of wine or lunch.
Or you can even order a carafe of hard cider from, I think Normandy not Brittany, that you get to drink from these really cool cups.
Jade had a Poire Belle Helene for dessert that consisted of 2 scoops of vanilla, 1 scoop of chocolate, whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Fabulous to be out in the sunshine again!