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    Fruitcake
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    As a very important posting went very much off-piste and I was guilty of contributing to such digression it was very sensibly suggested that another thread be started on the food topic that was part of the digression.

    I will commence by replying to firstly Roger who wrote;

    Doesn’t really mean much does it? It’s like saying we went to the only resto in France that you described and we won’t ever go there again. There are hundreds and hundreds of restaurants of the type that I described. I guess the obvious question is, where was it and how much?

    Yes, sorry, that was a bit cryptic and appeared to criticise, I merely meant that sort of restaurant (i.e. more upmarket than the ouvrier type that I was describing) is not for us. We all have our different likes and dislikes of food and where we eat it, we are more comfortable in the more simple locations and was the point I was trying, not very well, to make. I didn’t mean to be critical of where you (and my brother come to that!) prefer to eat.

    In response to VK’s question, yes I have eaten horse meat, didn’t taste much different to beef to me.

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    #424298

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    We have a favourite restaurant in Argentan ..but it’s certainly a special event visit.

    might be nice to know others special restaurants…might be in the area.

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    Well, the ‘special’ restaurant about which I was speaking, special to us and possibly not to anyone that dislikes the ouvrier type of restaurant, is by the roundabout between Noyal Pontivy and Pontivy.

    The one we didn’t like is in Rohan opposite the lake

    Couldn’t tell you the names of either I’m afraid.

    For us eating out at all is a very rare treat and it all comes down to economy.  When we do and because it is a treat the 12 euro menu one is what we can afford and where we feel comfortable eating, having said that we wouldn’t go there just because it’s within our budget if we didn’t think the food was worth eating.

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    #424305

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    Argentan is La Renaissance ..but likewise its special occasions only..otherwise it’s not special.

    caen is well served with brasseries..best for us is Cafe Marcel..wonderful Caesar salad…12euros…

    apart from that normally eating out is food I can’t do at home …ie Chinese..Japanese ..we have lots of buffets..even sushi …all around 12euros a head.

    we eat out less at the moment …probably thanks to the weakness of the pound.

    or maybe we,re getting older!

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    Brit & Buddy . :rose:
    You must get down the beach and try some seaweed, its fantastic ” wakamé, spiruline, kombu royal, sea spaghetti, lithothamne ” Its all edible . Cook in garlic butter with Cockle’s or Oysters & smoked bacon. Its full of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamins A and C. and apart from the Bacon its totally FREE
    have you ever watched Keith Floyd cooking on the beaches with all the fantastic ingredients laying around his feet and in the rock pools, —Love it :good:

    Agree with you Fruitcake, horse meat is very much like beef.

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    Seaweed I will eat.I think I am a picky,fussy eater.There is lots I don’t really like,mostly anything that need fiddling with. ie….fish with bones,fish with eyes,feelers ,claws,meat on the bone ….you get the idea?? I could probably live on chicken breast forever.My loss probably.

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    Each to their own b/c

    I will quite happily eat just about anything. I love fish and seafood, meats, vegs, fruits, anything ‘foreign’ too I suppose. My diet is incredibly varied, I feel very lucky i’m able to enjoy such a varied range of stuff.

    I do’t have a problem with either UK or French food, i’ve had good and bad in both  places

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    I used to suffer from “utter cramp” but find that banana’s help.  :yahoo:

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    Utter cramp?is that like IBS?

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    Not a restaurant more of a cafeteria.

    Mid day Monday to Saturday

    Bread

    1 Starter cheese ham pate egg plus

    Main course choice of eg beuf bourguignon roast chicken gammon and a selection of other mains, good selection of frites mash veg rice ratatouille.

    2 Desert cakes yoghurt fruit fancy desert

    Carafe of wine red or white or water or orange.

    Coffee

    Will whisper the price 6.50 Euro plus one free meal every 20

    Plain food nothing fancy  but one of my favorite places to eat

     

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    Utter cramp is it?  ;-) Thanks for the heads-up Michael.

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    I still don’t understand.

    utter cramp….aahh…is there one letter too many.?

    excuse my naivety.

     

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    It’s not a problem of naivety, more illiteracy. ” French cuisine? utter cra*p” was the comment I was referring to and you will notice that in between the two quotation marks are the characters ‘cra*p’ which I think is five characters. QED :yahoo:

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    Thank you for your comments Michael…a perfect end to a perfect day .

    maybe feel sorry for me instead of calling me illiterate.

     

     

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    I always feel sorry for illiterates :yahoo:   Marmite is one of those things that you love or hate – I must admit I love it :good: I hope you continue to have a perfect day. Brexit may be a great divider but I don’t think food is :bye:

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    Not a restaurant more of a cafeteria. Mid day Monday to Saturday Bread 1 Starter cheese ham pate egg plus Main course choice of eg beuf bourguignon roast chicken gammon and a selection of other mains, good selection of frites mash veg rice ratatouille. 2 Desert cakes yoghurt fruit fancy desert Carafe of wine red or white or water or orange. Coffee Will whisper the price 6.50 Euro plus one free meal every 20 Plain food nothing fancy but one of my favorite places to eat

    Paul, those prices are pre 1994, the cost of ingredients that you have named will mean little or no profit to the resto. Care to explain where it is?

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    Another OTT rude comment.Some people ought to think how they would feel if they were called such things.

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    These are real prices I was just wondering if anybody else knows where the place is.

    In Spain this

    price is still available in many places

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    Spill the beans pleads Paul  :good:

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    So are you going to let us in on your secret Paul?

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    It is a supermarket and there are others in the group which are slightly dearer but just as good value.

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    We have lunched in the supermarket restaurants before, the only grumble we have is that there is sometimes a long wait to be served unless we get there dead on 12 o’clock.

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    Yes we used to get some good meals in Hyper markets.

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    Sometimes, I really fancy a flunch, but am always sorry! The help yourself veg is tinned, the mash potato is packet and the rice is microwaved. What’s your views on flunch?

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    Is it Le Clerc? The one in Lamballe is very cheap and always packed out…

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    No, these are ‘restaurants’, well, canteen food places. You choose your main and go and get it, then help yourself to everything else. They do get packed and are quick food (oh, you pick up a starter and/or desert, should you wish, before you pay and choose your main dish). I think flunch is a chain. I’ve seen food places at le clerc, but this is different

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    Yes it is E Leclerc the one in Guilers near Brest

    GUILERS
    ROUTE DE SAINT RENAN KEREBARS
    29820 GUILERS

    They charge 6.50 euro and a free meal every 20

    Yes it is like a canteen but the food is fine and at this price I am glad I am not snob and you get to know other people who also use the “canteen” regularly, only ever seen the odd British in there

    The one at PLOUDALMEZEAU has a more of a restaurant atmosphere and is 8.25 euro for a similar menu
    KERUSCAT
    29830 PLOUDALMEZEAU

    There are a lot of other Leclrec which offer similar value meals

    For an “up market” type go to the newly refurbished E.leclerc which is a shop equal or better than any John Lewis or Waitrose

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    Sorry pumpkin didn’t make it clear I was replying to Paul  :rose:

    I’ve never been to Flunch – probably won’t bother now 😂

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    Oh ok lol, sorry!

    Wondered why I was getting confused jazzy

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    Oh and how do you get your profile picture? It’s lovely. I’m wanting a cartoon/cutesie pumpkin for mine, but no idea how! Some people on here have told me how, but put it this way, I’m very proud that I am able to join in on here. I’m not computer literate at all!

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