Barely having sat down in this subdued, rustic setting (stone walls, old parquet floor, fireplace, exposed roof structure) and we realise the dilemma that awaits us: that of choosing among the options — all of them appealing — of the albeit short list. Trained at the Monte Cristo in Vertou, in Nottingham as well as at a renowned Italian restaurant in Melbourne, the young chef, Elisa Pichaud, not yet in her thirties, combines French, Asian and Italian influences in solid, engaging bistro dishes brimming with delicious delights.
Maki of gravlax salmon with drops of lemon and balsamic vinegar
Daily catch in beurre nantais with ginger and seasonal baby vegetables
Panna cotta and crushed strawberries