We really did it right yesterday. Our friends Jean and Nick had planned to stop by our place for a cup of coffee right after lunch. Nearly at the last minute, I suggested that we might decide to have a late lunch together in a new restaurant in Saint-Aignan. They agreed and I made a reservation for 1:30 at Sur le Pont.
The restaurant opened less than three months ago. We had heard some good reports about it, but we hadn't tried it yet. It's on the island across the south branch of the Cher River from Saint-Aignan, and — comme le nom l'indique — it's on the bridge. The bridge is about 2 km, or not much more than a mile, from our house.
I recognized the woman who was our server, and she said she recognized me. She mentioned it first, and I told her that I knew her face but I wasn't sure from where. Well, she said, we used to run the bakery called La Pâtisserie du Château on the main street in Saint-Aignan, and you would come in to buy bread from time to time. She was right, and I could picture her there from times when I'd go in to buy bread, croissants, or a tarte aux fraises.
The weather was gorgeous yesterday afternoon, and we got a table on the terrace down at river level. We spent a good two hours around the table. One of the restaurant's big attractions is its location and the fine views of the town and river that it provides. The food was really good too, and more about that later. For today, I'll just post a few photos of the setting.