What? You did not expect me to say just nice things about my host country.....
In the end it's not a major "worst" but does deserve mention. The beef. I could stop here and just show you pictures, but I`ll explain a bit.
I love meat. While I do eat pork and chicken, top on the list is beef. And it`s hard to believe that two years on I still am a believer of finding a steak that comes close to anything at The Keg. I am not mentioning any celebrity steakhouses on the Las Vegas Strip, since I consider them to be on the other end of the scale. Too good. I am talking Friday lunch, Steak Frites.
Victoria gave up long time ago, but stubborn I am and seemingly too much so. There has to be steak here that`s manageable to eat.
I mentioned my quest to an acquaintance of ours who graciously shared his " ìnside" tip for a great wood fire grilled Entrecote. Maybe I am gullible and not stubborn, but I followed up on his recommendation. The place remains nameless, this is not a restaurant review, it's a gripe about beef. Located in a town with more than 20K people, right next to a hotel, I should have seen the red flags fly when at 12.30 on a Friday the place was empty. I joined two other solo diners in a place that seats 180. Maybe it's an evening place more so, or a special occasion restaurant.
Right front and center they advertise their house special "Entrecote, Frites et Salad.
The giant grill in the middle of the restaurant was on fire and I hoped for the very best. Do you remember the post from 2 years ago, when we all went out to Buffalo Grill here in Cognac? Why did I not stop then?
The steak was, I am not sure what to say. It was bad. VERY bad. I am trying to find a comparison but am not able to come up with anything.
I ate some of the fries to get some of my money's worth, knowing full well, that if I send it back I might end up on the grill.....But I did speak with the lady running the show, hoping for a reduction or free dessert. But all she came up with was that it's their specialty and nobody ever complains like that. Suit yourself.
So this is it for my beef consumption in France. LIDL sells some prepackaged Entrecotes and quite frankly, they are better than any restaurant steak here.
A BRILLIANT FIRST IMPRESSSION. WHAT A GRILL
AND I AM DONE
MUSEUMS ARE BUSIER
MAKE IT MYSELF NOW. HOPE HAS DIED