I'll finish up with the meal we had in Bracieux (see yesterday's post) at the restaurant called Au Relais d'Artémis. I didn't get any good photos of the cheese plates we had just before dessert — lighting conditions, with dappled sunlight and intense contrasts, were difficult.
For our dessert, Walt and I ordered the Tarte Tatin, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was almost overwhelmingly caramelized. Tarte Tatin, as probably everybody knows by now, is an upside-down apple tart. It was invented in the region (la Sologne) in the 19th century.
For his dessert, CHM chose the pear poached in red wine, hollowed out, and filled with a sorbet (was it raspberry?). It looked awfully good, as you can see.
After dessert, we had coffee. For Walt and me, that meant an espresso served with a little chocolate tablet. CHM ordered a café allongé — a shot of espresso in a large cup with a pot of hot water he could add to dilute the strong coffee.
On a different subject entirely, I'm pretty pleased with myself and with my "new" computer — the one I got back in March. After doing a lot of reading on the 'net, I finally figured out how to install Windows 7 alongside Windows 8.1 on the machine, so now I can boot up into either operating system that I want to use. Now I'll have to decide which system will become my main choice for daily use.