Les Vélos en Campagne
15.12.2011 - 15.12.2011 10 °C
Following our coffee and croissants breakfast at the gîte in Suze, we arranged to collect some bicycles for a bit of a spin through the countryside. Although the people who live here on a more permanent basis suggested that we were a little mad to be doing this on a rainy winter's day, we set off along country roads to a recommended restaurant in another of the little villages in the area.
We were almost the only customers at Les Poulettes à Table and we were treated very attentively by a wonderful restauranteur named Patrice and his artist wife Marianne. He explained the menu choices in great detail and recommended an accompanying wine for each course. It was a complete culinary education for us in relation to wining and dining in Bourgogne and was not expensive. After three delicious courses with whites, reds, sparkling pinks and a final 55 "watt" (Patrice's preferred term for % alcohol) spirit, we bought some of Marianne's artwork and wobbled off on the bikes in the general direction of Suze. Although we went through a couple of showers of rain, it was a lovely cycle back through the farms, villages and forest areas.
Although we didn't really need any more gluttonous behavior, Anna prepared a lovely pasta dish to complete the day's dining. We decided to stay on for an extra night.