04.04.2016 / by admin-myriam
This little restaurant did basically one…make that two things; cheese and wine.
The décor is quite simple; a few tables on one side; crates of wine on the other. The menu is also simple various pairings, from the simple cheese and appetizer combinations; all the way up to all the cheese you want from the cellar for 32 Euros.
We took a simple combination of three cheese each paired with a glass of wine. The highlight of this was being able to go down into « la cave », the cheese room. Where we got to see our cheese cut…..it did smell like they cut the cheese here….. And yes, it smelt like we were lying at « the feet of angels…… », After this, lunch was sort of anti-climatic……..though we did have some memorable cheeses…..
The Pithiviers au Foin, a very creamy raw cow’s milk cheese (which I believe is not legal in the US) coated with hay was so earthy with strong mushroom tones. Also, you’ll never taste brie in the US (because it’s made from unpasteurized milk is also illegal to import) like the real deal in France. Bummer for us. This was served with a huge basket of bread and a bowl of simply dressed greens.
The young lady who served us was very sweet.
It was a nice introduction to French cheeses and was a good, light lunch. I’m not sure I’d do it again; especially if I’m staying in Bordeaux for more than a day or two and have a fridge. We did enjoy it though….