Ibis Budget Chatellerault
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
Cash only at the B&B so off to the bank for the money. Our next stop Beauregard chateau, obligingly closed in the morning from , you guessed it October 1 , a pity because it was on out todo list but time did not permit a return.
Ambiose was a town with a nice chateau perched on a bluff above the Loire river , the view was worth the admission ticket alone .
Chenoncheau one of the 3 "C" big names was our final stop for the day quite magic , ...
... found it
to be full, this is the first time I have attempted to park in a town and not
immediately find somewhere suitable. It has so far been very easy driving and
parking in France, unlike England where I find it terribly stressful taking the
'van' into towns. Luckily though I found parking just opposite. The town was
way below at the foot of the hill alongside the Loire, but ...