Late afternoon June 6, 2015.
Ending up our day-trip through cider and cheese (and chocolate) country with a dinner in Bernay.
We stopped for dinner in Bernay. Al had a Grimbergen (AGAIN – often the ‘only’ decent beer available in France, at least according to Al) and me a brut farm cider (AGAIN – I really like this stuff).
The drinks came with a serving of rustic bread and some kind of tasty tuna spread.
We decided to order the 19.50€ three-course special which started with a shrimp cocktail…
followed by an entree that included home-made Anduoillette sausage in a mustard sauce with a huge baked potato and salad…and chocolate mousse for dessert!Once we were back in Rouen Al wanted another beer so we headed out on yet another a search for that elusive pub in Rouen that was willing to serve beer without a meal.
Eventually we discovered Le Nash, where Al had an Affligem (AGAIN) and I managed to find something different, an Edelweiss Blanc, a sweet light wheat beer that came with a lemon that added another dimension to the taste.
This was our route for the day, starting at Jumieges Abbey ruins, followed by our first French picnic and then on to the crowded coast. From there we went off on what our ‘Backroads of France’ guidebook called the ‘Cider & Cheese’ route. In Cambremer we discovered some fabulous ciders (& Calvados, the French apple aperitif) followed by a stop at a fromagerie in Livarot and another at Camembert.
More about our 2015 trip to France.