A simple country lunch


P1030811.JPGWe stopped in Chapaize, a small village about 15 minute’s drive from Ameugny to try out a new (opened last August) restaurant, La Table de Chapaize, run by Gilles and Laurence Bérard.

The menu, promising a simple country lunch of Charcuterie and greens, belied the sophistication of both the cuisine, as you can see in the photo, and the decor. Thinly shaved dried beef, ham and sausage from France and Italy, 5 kinds of chevre from a producer in the next village, a candied fig in quince jelly and a bowl of very fresh greens in a simple vinaigrette made for an unexpectedly luxe lunch.

We asked about local wines, noting a vintage from M. Lafarge in Bray (also nearby), and Mme. Bérard produced a very special 2003 bottle called La Canicule. We only drank half, it being lunch, and Madame offered to keep the bottle for our next visit. Where else but France…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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4 Responses to A simple country lunch

  1. Beazle says:


  2. Matthew D-G says:

    It looks wonderful! I must say, though, Linda looks like she’s taking lunch very seriously…..of course, perhaps one should, in France. Especially given the wine…..

  3. Mike Ridey says:

    Now I’m hungry again! Will there be a Tartiflette upcoming, perhaps?

  4. Anonymous says:

    She’s a bit too skinny with that lens.

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