Before my Christmas break I met up with friends at L’Auberge de Combes for a pre-holiday treat! We were all in a festive mood, so we decided to splash on the Regalade du Chef menu, loosely translated as The Chef’s Feast. It really was a feast as you’ll see from what follows!
If you’ve read my blog post about one of my previous visits to the restaurant, you may remember that Combes is located high up on the flanks of Mont Caroux. We were lucky to be given a table by the picture windows of the restaurant. The day we visited was a ‘moody’ day, with mists rising from the valleys below – it was magical!
The amuse bouche set the tone – three beautiful morsels: chicken liver parfait with crispy onions, a perfectly cooked razor clam with crispy bacon, and a small pot of cauliflower and wild mushroom soup.
Earlier, when we ordered, we had to make a tough decision – foie gras or game? The foie gras was pan-fried and served on a bed of truffled mashed potatoes, the whole topped with a large slice of black truffle!! Heaven for lovers of foie gras!!
Flambeed banana with vanilla ice cream and crispy wafers.
Crispy puff pastry, filled with caramel cream and served with caramel ice cream.
We finished the meal with coffee – it was served in a rather original fashion!! A table leg had been adapted to hold the coffee cups, spoons and a small plate of oreillettes, crispy deep-fried pastry dusted with icing sugar. What a way to end this meal!
If you fancy treating yourself to a meal at L’Auberge de Combes, be sure to reserve! You can find all the contact details on their website. I am pretty sure that you won’t be disappointed!