Good for: Solo
Hostellerie de la Commanderie: Utterly French and so charming
We found this restaurant entirely by accident and can't wait to return. It was not only friendly, had excellent food and a lovely dining room but the owner-manager was seemingly delighted to be helping us enjoy our meal. We felt like family and on a cold, rainy day we deeply appreciated the fireplace.
After the meal, I wandered through the very large 13th century building that is also a hotel and discovered several dining rooms, each a different size and different style. They were all lovely and I'm sure on a nice day in season that it is crowded. There was also a very large tented area in the 4-acre garden where you could eat in nicer weather.
Favorite Dish: Here is my Journal entry for the meal:
We each ordered the 22 euro menu. She brought some cheese snail pastries as an amuse bouche. Hot (very hot) rolls accompanied the meal. We all got the quiche as a starter and it came with an excellent salad. We all ordered the gigot d’agneau and the very tender lamb came with potatoes, cassoulet-type beans and wonderfully seasoned garden vegetables. It was superb. Ed & Peg got the crème brûlée for dessert and I had rich vanilla ice cream with diced fresh pears in a dark chocolate sauce . . . heavenly.
The wine was excellent. The only down side was mediocre coffee but the meal was so elegant and tasty we forgave her. When all the dishes were cleared, the tiny dog woke up and bounced out to reception where someone gave him a little bone to chew. He seemed very happy and so were we. [La Commanderie, 1 Place du Verdier 24570 Condat-sur-Vézère, Tel. +33 (0)5 5351-2649, Fax +33 (0)5 5351-3938, http://www.hotel-lacommanderie.com/gb/lieux-hotel-commanderie.htm]Related to:
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