On Tuesday, CHM, Walt, and I had lunch at the Restaurant Agnès Sorel in Genillé, a village about a half-hour's drive from Saint-Aignan over in the direction of the town of Loches. Walt posted a photo of the front of the restaurant a couple of days ago. Here are some photos of the food we ate.
I started with a bowl of cream of celery root soup, with some whipped cream, shavings of parmesan cheese, slices of bacon, and chives.
Walt and CHM ordered what was called a mousseline de sandre for their first course. Sandre is a European river fish known in English-speaking countries as zander and resembles pike. The mousseline was a light, puffy concoction that seemed to be made with pureed fish, whipped cream, and maybe egg white, served on what the restaurant called a buisson or "bush" of salad greens.
For our main courses, Walt and I both had poitrine de porc confite or slow-cooked, caramelized pork belly with spring vegetables. Delicious.
CHM had lotte (monkfish) for his main course. This is his photo of the dish (merci). I thought it was really beautifully served.
For dessert, we all ordered what was called a délice d'enfants. It was a clafoutis of rhubarb with a little cup of strawberry sorbet on the side.
With our coffees, the restaurant served three little Paris-Brest cream puffs filled with a coffee-flavored cream. Oh, and we had a bottle of Loire Valley rosé from Bourgueil with the meal. The price of the menu was 25 euros per person and the wine was 28 euros for the bottle.