Guy has opened his restaurant for Sunday lunches. Yay! He has also put tables outside for those who like to take advantage of the beautiful spring time weather we are having.
Sunday lunch is a good excuse, if one is needed, to enjoy a Champagne apertif. A real mood enhancer, Champagne gets everyone ready to have a good time. After the Champagne, sky’s the limit or there is none ;)
Irresistable was Guy’s entree of scallops on buttery, puff pastry. The sauce was light and allowed the fresh, ocean flavor of the scallops to dominate.
As part of his main course menu Guy offers perfectly cooked steak with a flavorful wine/shallot sauce. Concerned with your health? His main course salad of foie gras, brie and tender chicken gizzards has everything a body needs and more :)
I thought the duck breast could have spent a lot less time in the pan but the raspberry sauce was brilliant.
I just turned my head for a few minutes and poof, Brian’s profiteroles were gone! “Oh, did you want a picture?”, said he.
Well yes, we also drank some Cremant, Julienas and, the hardcore among us, “une petite goutte” with their coffee.
Having outlasted everyone else in the restaurant and worn Guy down to the bone, we decided to take a tour of the Chocolate Salon in the market.
These must be French cartoon characters or something. You really have to admire the imagination and skill of the artisans.
I guess you have to be French and care. This is a bust of Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban who was a Marshal of France and the foremost military engineer of his age. Who ordered this?!
Of course there were macarons. This is France!
The other “token” American of the region was there selling different flavors of hot chocolate. It was great to see him again. It’s been a while.
Feeling a little fatigued, but not yet ready to throw in the towel, we strolled back to M. Parret’s for more Champagne, baguette, butter and salami. If we don’t stop this, we’re really going to be big :D