Hotel Alteora Confort
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... summarizes our day (and, to be honest, the rest of the week as well.)
The day was a bit of a whirlwind, In addition to enjoying ourselves, Sidney and Allison also want to make sure that we learn a lot while we are here. We jumped back and forth between making multiple different kinds of ganache and macaron shells, madelines, brioche, croissant and chocolate glaze and 3 kinds of meringue!
Alison showed us how to assemble ...
We took the morning off from cooking and drove to Tours for market day. The Tours market is a showcase of local products (this area is known as the breadbasket of France) and the bounty of the rest of the country as well. The fresh vegetables, cheeses and meats are second to none.
... creme brulee, vanilla amarula ice cream and the smoothest sorbet that I have ever tasted.
We created and sampled contrasting breads: soft dinner rolls (melt in your mouth) and fougasse (a great dipping bread). It was a great experience being able to directly compare (taste) different types of recipes to see how each could best be used.
What a fantastic first day!
After a breakfast of freshly baked croissant, aromatic French cheese and saucisson, we dove right into making a praline pastry cream.
What followed was a tour of the major players of French pastry - puff pastry, pate sablee (to make a creme brûlée tart), choux pastry, profiteroles and crouqembouche. We even made a sourdough base bread (from apples!) to use later in the ...
... so many that you are tripping over each other. I would take today over a day in June anytime.
The trip was quick and efficient. It took 90 minutes to arrive at our destination. It was very relaxing watching the hypnotic motion of the countryside rolling by....another village,...another church...another winery...another village........
Our 'hotel', the Chateau Valcreuse, is ...