Monday, May 18, 2009

Lunch at Restaurant L’Enver du Deco. St. Emilion

Caroline had made lunch reservations for us at the charming L’enver du Decor restaurant in St. Emilion. Lori accompanied us and helped us select our lunch and wine. We all ended up ordering the Prixe Fixe lunch menu – which I think is always a good deal in France with fresh seasonal dishes. It started with a creamy white asparagus soup, and we each selected a different glass of wine to accompany this and then compared. Mike, my husband, had the local rose; I ordered a white Graves; and Lori had a white Pessac-Leognan. Next course was steak, potatoes and vegetables. We all switched to a red: Mike and I both had a Pomerol –but different vintages and Lori had St. Emilion. Dessert was a creamy pie, and we ended with an espresso and the local canales – small pastries made of egg yellows and placed in a special mold. Afterwards Lori showed us around a few shops, including her favorite local wine shop, and then we said good-bye. Lori kindly drove ahead of us to make sure we made it to Chateau Figeac safely.

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