Jacky Dallais' La Promenade
On Saturday we had a wonderful lunch at Jacky Dallais' La Promenade in Le Petit Pressigny (tel: 02.47.92.24.83). As is our custom we chose the Menu Tradition – deux plats plus fromages et desserts est 40€, trois plats: 50€. One star in Michelin – ought to be be more but the inspectors probably get lost in the depths of Touraine-Sud!
The food was fabulous from start to finish – inventive but everything worked. The service as usual discreet and efficient. Towards the end of the meal just a brief glimpse of Jacky Dallais at the reception desk before he returned to the kitchen – no celebrity chef antics here!
La Promenade also has an excellent wine list constructed and orchestrated by Xavier Fortin. It is particularly strong on the Loire and Languedoc-Roussillon. Naturally la modération ruled OK!
Please do nominate restaurants in France that you think offer similar or better value.
Some photos from the lunch:
Apéro: Nouveau-Nez, Montlouis Pétillant, Damien Delechneau
Nouveau-Nez: back label
2009 Cendrillon, François Plouzeau (above and below)
Riz de Chevreau
Canard et foie gras frais with a glass of Foucault brothers 2005 Saumur-Champigny
2007 Le Peu Morier, Domaine Vincent Carême, Vouvray
(Half bottle with the cheese)
Wickedly rich chocolate dessert