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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Another brilliant meal @La Promenade, Maison Dallais, Le Petit Pressigny

Menu @La Promenade 
Menu Tradition: Entrée, plat, dessert – 43€
Entrée, poisson, plat, dessert – 54€

Last night we were back at La Promenade – Maison Dallais – in Le Petit Pressigny where we had another fabulous meal. It was so good that it was very difficult afterwards to pick out our favourite courses. Despite the damage Brexit has down to Sterling in relation to the Euro its remains good value for the exceptional quality.

For our apéro we enjoyed an excellent bottle of 2015 Noble Joué from Michel Rousseau.  

 The mise en bouche includes foie gras 

 Foie gras in a Madeira jelly, haricots verts et ceps 

 Huîtres speciales, compotée d'artichaut, ecume de mer  

Tourteau frais decortique, crème de petit pois, pince au beurre de thym 
(above and below)

 2015 Le Chenin de la Colline, 
François Plouzeau 
– enough weight and richness to make it a good match with the fois gras.
It also worked with the oysters 

The four of the five of us went for the additional fish course – a perfectly cooked piece of merlan (whiting) with en croute de persil, coquillages et citron confit. 

Côte de sanglier caramelisée, jus d'oignon, 
embeurrée de chou et marrons grillées

 The justly famous glistening mashed butter with a little potato

Fine bottle of Philippe Alliet's 2010 l'Huisserie, Chinon  

 Negative profiterole before the hot sauce is poured on it 
Then as the sauce is poured 

 .... to reveal the chou pastry under the 
dome of chocolate

 Paris Brest 


Susan said...

Ooooh! I bet you were full after that! It all looks fabulous. I haven't been there for ages. I love those eggshell dishes -- I've had something served in one of those before. Your profiterole looks fun. And well done for retaining the presence of mind to photograph it all. I always forget after about the first course.

Jim's Loire said...

... but I did miss the fish course!