I was looking for a light lunch and wanted to sample some of the local cuisine. In a moment of madness, I ordered crème de marrons crepes and cidre au Bretonne, each costing approximately €4. Both had very distinctive flavours that would have been better enjoyed by sharing with another person, as a small taste went a long way. It wasn’t, however, a combination that went that well together – very sweet and rich chestnut cream crepes and very potent, tart cider.
The best thing about this restaurant is the outdoor terrace, especially on a sunny day. That seemed to be the opinion of most, since the terrace was full, so I sat inside. Fortunately, the large picture windows still provided good views of the countryside as well as giving me the opportunity to people-watch in comfort.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and makes a nice place to take a break after exploring the Abbey.
by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
October 16, 2005
From journal St. Malo and Beyond