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poff to lunch at Bernard's again! We're wise now, and don't fill up on sop at beginning! Appetisers, soup, warm duck salad, pork with prunes, apple tart and creme brûlée! Gorgeous, well worth the wait!
We would all have liked a siesta! But we were booked onto the 3.30 tour of the chateau. So off we marched, limped and slogged! It wasn't a goo tour, principally as it was in French with a few english words scattered ...
... easier than pate sucreé to make.
then over to Bernard's kitchen to make desserts: creme brûlée, yes including mega huge blowtorch!, creme caramel, and crepes, as well as a chocolate mousse to die for. Then a bechamel sauce too. Then back to David's kitchen to make the suzettes sauce for the crepes - looks dangerous, then some red wine reduction sauce and some Demi glacé ready for the mushroom sauce tomorrow - this is no holiday!
... in a basic place
Back then to fillet a plaice, (yuck!), make the tarte aux pommes, work of art if I say it myself, then help plate up dinner, mussels, plaice, cheese , tarte aux pommes.
Very late going to bed, well after 11 pm!,lots of hangovers tomorrow I suspect! Me, I'm being careful, got the blinking stairs to ...
... Bernard's restaurant, just up the road, he has 65 covers ( ie number he can serve!) and it is a converted grocer shop, with about 5 small rooms interconnecting, very rustic, very homely, but very popular, people come from miles around to eat here apparently.
We made some foie gras, which involved de-veining HUGE duck livers. They were massive! They are about £85 a kilo.Then we prepared mis cuit ( half cooked), sterilised, and preserved type with gingerbread cake layers! We also had ...
... the place was heaving, live music everywhere - couldn't get near the main stage so I think the band must have been quite a popular French group. Every street was blocked with tables, there was a gourmet food street & the longest queue you ever saw for free prunes! The website says 50 thousand people come to the town for this weekend & I can believe it, too bad we're knackered so back to the hotel at ...
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