Had lunch recently at the Gerbe D’Or in Loches, a lovely little restaurant just off the Place du Ble in the centre of Loches. Its only been open about 3 or 4 years but has acquired a reputation for good dining at reasonable prices, in fact booking for lunch is normally necessary.
However despite the fact that we had not booked and it was market day Julie, Cynan (my youngest son) and I where early enough to get a table in the upstairs salon.
The quality of the service at the restaurant then came through during the meal as we where not forgotten and received good prompt service throughout.
We only had the Menu du Jour which at 10.70€ is very frugal and even included a glass of drinkable wine and amuse guele. Lunch was excellent for the price, a starter of Boudin Noir encased in brick pastry with a salad, main course was a perfectly acceptable steak with french beans and a simple but well made chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. Some photos are below;
Well you didn’t expect me to be messing around taking photo’s when the food arrived did you!
There was a large group of English tourists in the salon who where struggling with the language and the food. I don’t think they where keen on their Boudin Noir when they realised the key ingredient was blood and perhaps I should have pointed out that saignant didn’t mean well done. But there again I personally think people who order steak well done don’t deserve it, in any event they have got to learn!