Hotel Alteora Privilege
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The home of chevre had it's annual festival this weekend with many stalls and displays of goats cheeses. The day was fine and the town was jumping with happy people buying sausage, cheese, trinkets and wines. While tasting wines we met a young American couple who are working and learning about chevre manufacture with a plan to start ...
... V, bakery items, as well as knick knacks, clothing, shoes, handbags and leather goods. You name it, was probably there! Good fun trying to buy stuff not speaking French!
We had a lovely nature walk around Airvault.
We have had lovely spring weather while here and feeling very relaxed! ...
... soggy forests, past some more lakes on to Airvault. We found a campsite in the book which promised large pitches, clean facilities, a restaurant and a swimming pool! However on arrival we discovered that the English couple had taken over 3 days previously, so no chef and swimming pool still covered, but the rest was up and running well. We sorted ourselves out and had some lunch and a doze, then the rain ...
... 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 ...
... pastry was used to create a classic Napolean (or Mille-feuille). After lamb shanks (in Morrocan inspired sauce, falling off the bone) the passion fruit creme brulee was served with a raspberry sorbet - the contrasting flavours played beautifully against each other. To me, a well prepared creme brulee is absolute and undeniable perfection.