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 Post subject: Nantes - restaurant tips
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Off to Nantes for a long weekend in a few weeks. Does anyone have a favourite restaurant there they'd like to share with me? (menu between 20-30€)
I'll behave - I'll try to avoid wiping my cutlery on the curtains between courses.. ;) (not at home now!)

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 Post subject: Re: Nantes - restaurant tips
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:58 am 
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This was something our hosts in Nantes offered us one evening at apéroclock.. Préfou is a flat bread that liberally spread with butter and finely chopped garlic and heated in the oven (a version of garlic bread)
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On the return home yesterday we stopped off at Fontenay-le-Comte, just to the NW of Niort, for lunch. Found a Logis with a number of "spoilt for choice" menus - we went for the 23.90€ menu..

Luckily we'd arrived early just after 12 and the restaurant quickly filled up - which, for a Monday lunchtime, was impressive. As a starter, I finally decided on the Vendée côté Mer (huîtres, crevettes et mini brochette de St-Jacques) and Madame had the Crème de Céleri aux Noix de Saint Jacques et sa pointe de muscade. As we'd been eating fish all weekend we both had the Pavé de cœur de rumsteak poélé, réduction de Marie du Fou et galette comtoise. Tender, juicy and with a reduced wine sauce we both gave it top marks. A glass of a velvety Côte de Blaye each rounded everything off. The only downside was the décor - a bit too cold and modern for us (that lime green, belovèd of French interior decorators, was everywhere)
Definitely worth a detour for if you ever find yourself in the Vendée.

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 Post subject: Re: Nantes - restaurant tips
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:09 pm 
Piperade wrote:
Prefou is a flat bread that liberally spread with butter and finely chopped garlic and heated in the oven (a version of garlic bread)


No not quite correct. Prefou is a flat bread with butter and liberally sprinkled with garlic. Our local baker does a wonderful version. After eating it you definitely won't be bitten by vampires :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Thanks for the great restaurant recommendation, Piperade. :D

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