Monday, September 27, 2010

Auberge du Bon Laboureur

So on Sunday we decided to bring some friends from NY who are in town to see castles in the Loire Valley. As usual, we took out our Guide of Life aka The Michelin Guide, to look for a good gastronomic restaurant. And did we find one!

About two hours away from Paris, right next to the Château de Chenonceau, we lunched at the Auberge du Bon Laboureur. It is a classic French restaurant, with the classic village look and the classic deco. What makes not so typical, is its 1 Michelin star rating. And boy how big the difference is between no star and 1 star!

Between the 5 of us, we had a good taste of the restaurant's menu. I must say that I picked the BEST plat, or main dish. Their gambas with truffled mashed potatoes and forest mushroom emulsion is to DIE FOR. I even tried J's baby pigeon. It was very tender, very tasty but I felt bad for eating something baby. But it was good nonetheless.

So, if you are ever in the hood, you know, visiting Louis XIV's holiday homes and what not, make sure to eat here! Budget about EUR60 per person, and you will leave contented and full.