Today was our wedding anniversary. 14 years, and it don't seem a day too long! We went off to Bordeaux for the day. Spent an hour in Ikea (it takes that long to get in and out!). Here is what we bought:
Here is the link of where we ate our lunch, the Cheminée Royale:
It should be in English. This was our first visit to the Royal Chimney (!) and it was remarkable because it had an enormous grill installed into a chimney in the middle of the restaurant! We didn't know that at the time, we just wandered into the place to get out of the rain. We had an excellent meal, chose from the €22 menu, but we could have had the all you can eat buffet for €11 or we could have had a three course meal for 15€ instead of the four courses we ended up with. They were very busy, but the service was quick, efficient and friendly. We had a sweet white wine on arrival, goat's cheese and camembert on enormous pieces of toasted bread with salad (that was enough to fill me up before I started). DH had the foie gras on toast to start.
For the mains, I had grilled salmon (cooked before my very eyes, as all the meat and fish was), DH had his usual steak. For puds I had the creme brulée, which was enormous and exceptional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. In the past, we have had some very disappointing meals in Bordeaux, but this one's a keeper!
The weather was pretty grim, and worsened whilst we were there, so we came home having squelched our way around the shops.
Now DH has cleared off to a rugby match (the real love of his life) and left me to watch Corrie and get an early night. Oh, the romance!