Last Saturday, we went back to the restaurant named Au Relais d'Artémis for lunch. We had enjoyed a delicious lunch there with CHM on June 1. This time we were accompanied by our friends Tom and Harriett from Illinois.
The Relais d'Artémis is located in the town of Bracieux, just outside and south of the park that surrounds the Château de Chambord. Here's the web site. Last Saturday (July 13, so Bastille Day weekend in France) the restaurant was crowded and busy. The weather was so nice that we were able to have lunch outside on the patio.
Here are photos of the lunch that Harriett and Tom ordered. They both had a starter of smoked salmon and a main course of the European fish called sandre in French or 'zander' in English, with risotto and a beurre blanc sauce. Sandre is also known as "pike-perch" and it's not well-known in North America.
Carpaccio de saumon, tartare de légumes au parmesan
Filet de sandre, beurre blanc
For dessert, Harriett had the upside-down apple pie called Tarte Tatin. Tom chose the strawberry nougat with vanilla-flavored marshmallow.
Tarte Tatin et sa crème glacée vanille, caramel à la fleur de sel
Nougat de fraises, guimauve à la vanille
The menu we selected from was priced at just under 25 euros per person (approximately $32 U.S.). Wine and coffee were optional (can you believe I wrote that?) and cost extra, of course. We had a nice bottle of local rosé.
Tomorrow, what Walt and I ordered and enjoyed.