Life in the heart of France
19th April 2012
Joy of joys, we have discovered a new crêperie just 15 minutes' drive from home, we have tried it and we love it!
I forgot my camera that day so didn't take any photos, but I've lifted these pics from their website... I hope they won't mind since I'm about to sing their praises.
It's on the fruit farm at Tersannes, where we've been many times to pick-our-own strawberries and raspberries, the same place we get the lovely apple juice from for every breakfast.
They've created a fine new building for the crêperie and its kitchen, with a deck for picnic tables with a view out over the fields and orchards, enclosures for a few pet sheep and fancy chickens, and steps down to a grassy meadow for kids to run around in.
The new loos are the best I've ever seen in France, with single-use little towels for drying hands.
The savoury crêpes (galettes) came with the edges folded over the filling and a pile of dressed salad leaves; we tried the Forestière (mushrooms in cream sauce, shallots, egg, cheese), the Potagère (sautéd vegetables, cheese) and a 'composed' galette with sunblush tomatoes, caramelised onions and an egg. You can design your own from a list of fillings, exactly as you like it.
The sweet crèpes we tried included one with
caramelised apples, vanilla ice cream, and salted
caramel butter. Absolutely divine!
We'll be back, very, very soon.
Inside the restaurant there's a log-burning stove (very welcome on the wet day we were there), lovely wood beams and panelling and lots of plants.
The service was very good, and every table but one was taken, not bad for a wet mid-week lunchtime. Our 2 course meal with cider came to 12 euros per head.
including a map and the menu.