Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Lunch@Le Pot de Lapin
Anita@Le Pot de Lapin flanked by a glass of PetNat from Antoine Sanzay
Today we had the first real spring day: bright sunshine, largely blue sky and temperatures up to 23˚C by mid-afternoon. We spent the day wandering over to Saumur – stopping to take pictures on the way (see separate post). Once again we had a very good meal. Starting with a glass of PetNat from Antoine Sanzay – red fruits balanced with good fresh acidity makes this an excellent apéritif – we all opted for the oeufs en cocotte avec fromage. This is a Pot signature dish and it was very good once again with the eggs yolks runny in the middle. To follow on I had a very sizeable entrecôte with excellent chips, while the others had a sort of shepherds' pie but made with boudin noir. Nearly defeated we opted for a single crème brûlée between the three of us.
Interior of Le Pot
We drank a very good bottle of Bruno Dubois' 2005 La Cuvée du Coin, Saumur-Champigny. Powerful and concentrated with notes of sous bois, a touch of gaminess and well integrated ripe tannins. A 2005 that is delicious to drink now but will doubtless keep well over the next five years or more.
Sign of the rabbit
Olivier Thibault: chef-patron of Le Pot de Lapin