Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lunch break

By the time my friend C. and I left the château d'Azay-le-Rideau, it was lunch time. There was a festival/flea market set up in the streets of town and we saw a wide variety of street food available, including big steaming pans of paëlla and choucroute. But it was a little too chilly and damp for eating outside and I think we both felt like a sit-down meal indoors. We walked up the street to the main square in town and found a restaurant that looked inviting. They advertised moules et frites (steamed mussles and French fries) for a decent price and that instantly appealed to us both.

View from inside the restaurant La Salamandre in Azay-le-Rideau. Lots of appetizing choices.

And it was very, very good. We had a nice leisurely lunch, including some local Azay-le-Rideau rosé wine, and finished up with a coffee before heading back to the car. Our next stop: the château and gardens at Villandry.

8 comments:

  1. In spite of the sign out front, you passed on the tête de veau ?!

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  2. I'm enjoying your recounting the châteaux visits -- places I used to love going.

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  3. Azay le Rideau and Villandry, two of my favorite chateaux. Thanks for another visit.

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  4. We have eaten at that restaurant. It was good.

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  5. stuart, go figure. One of these days...

    betty, thanks!

    bettyann, I hadn't been to either in many years, so it's fun for me, too.

    judy, now they're done. :( On to Villandry...

    gosia, we only had lunch. ;)

    jean, it was my first time, and I'd definitely go back.

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  6. Hi Walt, I am making my way backwards to catch up on your posts. It is neat to see our day through your eyes/lens. A lovely weekend it was.

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