Exciting (and satisfying) events on our trips to la Belle France are weekly trips to an excellent restaurant. In St. Max, it was a local restaurant, le Chateau.
While in Burgundy, we travelled down into Beaujolais country to Le Cep in Fleurie, which has a Michelin star, for a very special luncheon. Dad (Richard) and Barbara had visited this same restaurant years ago and had a signed menu from the proprietress.
We were welcomed to a beautiful table setting in the heart of wine-growing country. The proprietress enthusiastically described all the menu items on her beautifully handwritten menu (after Louise grossly mistranslated homemade sausage as brains! although in my defense I DID translate the eel correctly) and regaled us with the history of her restaurant. Jim was horrified at the thought of brains and eels!