The wines of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and their neighbours
By Jim Budd
This Guide was last updated on 23 April 2011
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Address: 2 Route des Aix d'Angillon,
18510 Menetou Salon
Tel: 02 48 64 81 20 Fax: 02 48 64 04 18
Geo-coordinates: Latitude: 47:13:48N (47.22995) Longitude: 2:29:39E (2.49424)
This delightful, rustic restaurant is almost in a time capsule – taking you back to the days in France when dishes were brought to the table and you helped yourself. Portions are copious and a healthy appetite is appreciated. A typical meal might start with some home made terrine, followed by pike in a variation on a beurre blanc sauce with a little added cream. Then rabbit in a rich sauce or garlicky pieces of chicken with parsley before moving onto the cheese board including a selection of Crottins de Chavignol. For dessert their rich chocolate charlotte is likely to be the centrepiece perhaps with a dish of cooked Mirabelle plums and another of prunes in red wine. Aromas of winey stews, a cluttered room with a sagging, timbered ceiling, elderly ladies negotiating tight spaces with overloaded trays of food, and no menu. Loire soul food that is moderately priced.
Useful information: Menus: €28 - €38. Open lunchtimes except Wednesdays. Dinner by reservation only except Wednesdays and Sundays.
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