Hotel Du Casino La Roche Posay
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... 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.
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 ...
... plus the rest of the bottle of wine , chatted to the English couple the next table , took our left overs with us for lunch and sans dinner but with cholesterol levels at stratospheric levels retuned to our lodgings.
A very good breakfast and a 45 minute chat with the proprietors wife started what was to be day day punctuated by as series of minor balls ups . First off a wrong turn set our trip to Villandry back 15 minutes or so . The next nail biter was ...
Day 25 - Monday, 29th September, 2014
We were out of Limoges fairly early today as we had a couple of things to do.
Firstly, we went to Oradour-sur-Glane, the scene of a Nazi atrocity on 10th June, 1944, where 642 of its inhabitants including woman and children, were massacred by the German Waffen SS. A German Panzer Unit was making its way north to counter the advance of the Allies at the D day landings. At the same time a ...