Le Restaurant Victor Hugo

This past week we had lunch at a restaurant in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande which we had found on TripAdvisor.com. The lunch was great as the food was very tasty and fresh, the service outstanding and prices very reasonable.

I had the menu du jour which consisted of three items, a starter of cream of cauliflower soup, a main plate of Veal with pasta and vegetables and a nice apple cake in a yogurt sauce. Priced at €13.90 it was a very nice deal. I also asked the owner his choice for a glass of local wine which was also outstanding.

Jo Ann had a large Salad de Chevre Chaud and a wonderful (I only got a small taste) of a Chocolat Foundaut avec glace de menthe. Not only was it presented beautifully but it was very tasty. Jo Ann also had a glass of the local white wine selected by the owner.

If you are in the area of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande I strongly recommend visiting Le Restaurant Victor Hugo. They are located at 101 rue Victor Hugo, 33220, Sainte Foy-la-Grande. You can find out more about them at TripAdvisor.com.

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Le Menu du Jour.

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Veloute de chou-fleur.

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Blanquette de veau Tagliatelles, légumes. The veal was extremely flavorful as were the vegetables and the pasta.

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Salad de Chevre Chaud

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Chocolat Foundaut avec glace de menthe.

Restaurant Victor Hugo

Gâteau au yaourt pommes-caramel. Simple but very good.

Restaurante La Poudette

It was a chilly day so we decided to have a traditional French family Sunday meal. Although the restaurant was about 20 minutes drive from where we were staying we thought it looked like it would be a fun and enjoyable meal.

All I can say is that you will not be disappointed if you have a lunch or dinner at la Poudette.

The meal started with a wonderful amuse bouche, followed by an entrée, then a main course and we finished with a dessert. We also had a glass of crémant and a glass of local wine with our meals.

I thought that the service was outstanding and very friendly and the food was heavenly.

Don’t think twice it’s alright, you just need to visit La Poudette.

If you would like more information on La Poudette, check them out on TripAdvisor.

La Poudette

The amuse bouche was an excellent small taste of a great mushroom cream soup. So tasty but now anxious for the meal to come.

La Poudette

Noix de coquilles Saint Jacques dorées, risotto au champagne.

La Poudette

Foie gras de canard des Landes, pruneau cuit dans un sirop de vin à l’armagnac, pain de mie Maison.

La Poudette

Lotte à la vapeur en lasagne, fondue de poireaux bisque de langoustines à l’estragon.

La Poudette

This was a special not on the menu du jour. It was a filet of duck, with chanterelles, a ball of mashed potato and a wonderful foie gras chaud. This was so yummy.

La Poudette

Joli Baba à l’Armagnac, glace à l’Armagnac

La Poudette

Gâteau Forêt Noire

La Poudette

The menu at La Poudette is based on what is in season and fresh.

La Poudette

The menu at La Poudette is based on what is in season and fresh.

La Poudette

The menu at La Poudette is based on what is in season and fresh.

l’Escargot d’Or

We were heading back home from a week in Italy and stayed in Saint-Etienne. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to spend our Saturday evening here. Well that was one of the best decisions we made on this trip.

The food was wonderful, very tasty and presented beautifully. The service was outstanding especially with the owner seeming to take care of everyone in the full restaurant. The entire staff was outstanding.

Next time we are passing through Saint-Etienne we will definitely stop in again.

l' Escargot d'Or

A beautiful amuse-bouche to start our dinner at l’Escargot d’Or.

l' Escargot d'Or

Tarte St. Moret dou de sumon et magret fumé

l' Escargot d'Or

Flan de coquille St-Jacques chair de homard au piment d’Espelette

l' Escargot d'Or

Filet de veau terre et mer sauce safram – Wonderful!

l' Escargot d'Or

Dos de lieu noir sauce Provençale poutargue râpée

l' Escargot d'Or

Les fromages affinés

l' Escargot d'Or

Les fromages affinés

l' Escargot d'Or

I can’t recall what they called this, but to me it was death by chocolate! It was heavenly.

l' Escargot d'Or

A wonderful Mercurey from Bouchard Père & Fils. The owner recommended this wine and it was great with our meals.

l' Escargot d'Or

One of the two menu du jour at l’Escargot d’Or

l' Escargot d'Or

The second of the two menu du jour at l’Escargot d’Or

Ristorante Consorzio

After a day of driving we were looking forward to a creative and unique dinner and that is what we received at Ristorante Consorzio. The food was very good and the service nice.

Ristorante Consorzio

The amuse bouche which came with some excellent bread.

Ristorante Consorzio

Soma d’aj, a very attractive antipasti.

Ristorante Consorzio

La Cruda, a local rendition of steak tartar. It was excellent.

Ristorante Consorzio

Risotto Bergese, an outstanding risotto.

Ristorante Consorzio

Faraona tonchese croccante, a excellent cooked chicken recipe.

Ristorante Consorzio

Caramelized bricoche bread, zabaione and raisins ice cream. Very yummy.

Ristorante Consorzio

Menù Desgustazione

Ristorante Consorzio

Ala cart menu

Ristorante Consorzio

The dessert menu for the day.

Ristorante Consorzio

La msòíra e’l rastel “Green Palma” 2014 a very nice Barbera d’Alba.

Eataly Turino – The Original Eataly!

Turino is recognized as the home of the slow food movement and is the home of the original Eataly retail store. There was no way that we were going to be staying in Turino that evening and would miss the opportunity to visit the original Eataly.

Now we have been to Eataly in Chicago and have been more than a little disappointed with the selection of food products (mainly the lack of freshness) and the overly consumerism we felt when we would visit it.

Well this store has a completely different vibe and is definitely worth stopping in to visit. We had lunch at one of the “food stand” restaurants and it was absolutely fabulous. Then seeing all of the fresh food and the prepared foods such as the Focaccia, I was ready to have a second lunch!

Worth the visit and leave yourself at least an hour for the visit.

Eataly Turino

The logo outside the original Eataly in Turino. An amazing grocery store and restaurant facility.

Eataly Turino

The fresh vegitables were amazing.

Eataly Turino

As was the fresh fish which all looked so great.

Eataly Turino

Le Verdure, the restaurant we ate at in Eataly.

Eataly Turino

Menu for Il Ristorantino delle Verdure where we ate lunch at in Eataly.

Eataly Turino

Panzerotti Ripieni di Ricotta, Spinaci e Crema di Parmigiano

Eataly Turino

Insalata Invernale

Eataly Turino

The Focaccia retail stand.

Eataly Turino

The bread oven that they use to produce the Focaccia each day.

Eataly Turino

Focaccia of every type you could desire.

Eataly Turino

The staff of life.

Eataly Turino

Rows and rows of fresh and dried pasta.

Eataly Turino

More fresh pasta available in multiple shapes and sizes.

la quercia di rosa ristorante

For the evening we stayed in Modena we ate at an absolutely wonderful ristorante. It is a small restaurant outside of Centro called La Quercia di Rosa. We happened to be dining on a day that they were specializing in the local white truffle and many of the typical meals were on the truffle menu of the day. It was great that we selected two main plates from this menu.

The owner of the restaurant, Rose, we extremely helpful and suggested a local wine for dinner but also a local producer of parmesan cheese as we were planning to visit some cheese producers the next day. I highly recommend La Quercia di Rosa for dinner.

La Quercia di Rosa

White Truffle Special Menu of the Day

La Quercia di Rosa

Smoked Salmon starter

La Quercia di Rosa

Fried Bread, Which I was told I need to use to eat my antipasto.

La Quercia di Rosa

My starter of an antipasto

La Quercia di Rosa

My starter of an antipasto

La Quercia di Rosa

Tortellini alla Panna with White Truffles

La Quercia di Rosa

Tagliolini al tartufo, awesome.

La Quercia di Rosa

Pio Cesare, a Great Local Wine Selected by Rosa

Osteria dai Mazzeri

We were up in the Valdobbiadene prosecco region tasting wine and decided to stop in at osteria dai Mazzeri for lunch and were we happy that we did. We were greeted by the manager who was very accommodating and shown our table. The room was nicely appointed and the table settings were beautiful. Our server (who spoke excellent English) came out to explain the menu to us. He then suggested that we have a glass of a nice local prosecco which was excellent.

The meal was great as the service. We started with two appetizers, one was the Crostini al radicchio e speck d’anatra and the other was Crespelle con formaggi di malga e crema al gorgonzola – so yummy.

For our main course we split a Pappardelle con polpettine di agnello e carciofi al romana, which was very good. We finished the lunch with a Tiramisu – Wow is all I can say.

Very good and a must visit restaurant.

Osteria del Mazzeri in Follina Italy

Crespelle con formaggi di malga e crema al gorgonzola – so yummy

Osteria del Mazzeri in Follina Italy

Pappardelle con polpettine di agnello e carciofi al romana

Osteria del Mazzeri in Follina Italy

Crostini al radicchio e speck d’anatra

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Region

Pappardelle con polpettine di agnello e carciofi al romana

Osteria del Mazzeri in Follina Italy

Tiramisu – Wow is all I can say

Osteria del Mazzeri in Follina Italy

The daily menu for Osteria dai Mazzeri.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Region

Beautiful Table Settings

If you would like more information about Osteria dai Mazzeri please check out TripAdvisor.com.