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... an entire meal, and dinner isn't too much later!
One group member sensibly begs off dinner, but the rest of us soldier on - forcing ourselves to enjoy the following menu: Entree: Red mujllet fillet with crispy skin, beans with chorizo bellota sauce. Main: Saddle & Sweetbread of lamb with scallions and potatoes, anchoiade dip. Dessert: Rose macaroon with red fruits, figs and mirabelle plums, honey and thyme sorbet. Such torture! :-)
... visited the castle many times, and even organized celebrations of special events here. In his will he specified that he wanted to be buried in a chapel on these grounds, and it is easy to understand this desire given the beautiful views of the Loire Valley from this promontory.
After our tour of the Castle we return to the hotel and have a look at the spacious rooms occupied by ...
... with truffled artichokes, spinach, sauce with Touraine saffron. Dessert: Green apple & Carambar candy, King of the Pippins candied with ginger. With the dessert come a plate of bite-sized cream puffs, chocolate mounds, and a drink made with fresh strawberries.
Everyone is delighted with the chateau, and from the first moment we can tell we are going to be great friends as we "tastefully" eat and drink our way through the Loire Valley!
... stop was a coffee fix for Glyn to settle the nerves before a walk to the patisserie to buy our salad-filled baguette and a raisin pastry for our lunch.
Villandry was built in 1536 by Jean Le Breton, Minister of Finance. In 1754 the Marquis de Castellane (the King's Ambassador) purchased the chateau and had it redesigned to meet 18th century standards of comfort. It remained in the family until 1906 when the chateau was ...
... that we we WILL BE checking in early with the view to resting and researching and booking our accommodation further ahead, preferably with many for at least 2 nights in a row. Oh well – on a positive note I thoroughly enjoyed my SECOND Jalapeno Southern Chicken burger for the week! (Followed by a Baileys in the hotel room that I dropped on the bed!! LOL). Another ‘mixed bag’ day as I climbed into what was thankfully a very comfortable bed. ...