Saturday, 28 November 2015

Auberge de la Croix Blanche

Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche


We arrived in Paris off a flight from Singapore and my better half valiantly drove to our super hotel in the Loire Valley – I don't know how he manages to drive on the wrong side so well especially after a long flight – I couldn't do it.  Despite being very tired/jet lagged we accepted the recommendation of the hotelier to have dinner at a restaurant a short drive from the hotel -  the Auberge de la Croix Blanche at Veuves (on the D952 between Amboise and Chaumont ).  It took about 7 minutes to get there.

It was a fine summer evening so all the diners were eating in the garden behind the restaurant rather than in the restaurant itself – which was an ancient posting inn.

The food was very good – this was not a fancy pants restaurant but it was good French cooking.  We had the set menu of 25€ each.  This came with 4 courses!
Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche

The first course was a roulade of oxtail with a beetroot salad, sorbet and coulis with a divine tulle biscuit.  Bliss! 


Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche

My better half's first course was a delicate salmon dish in a delicious sauce.

Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche

The second course was  fish, John Dory (Dorade) with a tomato based sauce and a 3 rice mix with broad beans and the other one was a rather hearty pork dish.

Then a small cheese course.  There are so many great French cheeses that I usually ask the waiter to make the selection for us – and they are usually very pleased to be asked. He chose 3 white cheeses with a bluey sort of rind -very delicate and similar in flavour but of different degrees of softness. And also a soft blue veined one.

Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche

Despite being stuffed to the gills and almost out on our feet we did have the dessert - a lovely crème caramel with whole cherries in it n and a chocolate slice thing w vanilla ice cream. 

Carole's Chatter: Auberge de la Croix Blanche

I'd go back to this restaurant in a heartbeat.

2 Avenue Loire
41150 Veuves
33 2 54 70 23 80

2 comments:

  1. I did manage to drive at the different side as well, I come from NZ and the flight is more than a day with stopover and I drove straight out of the airport :)

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