Return to Le Cor de Chasse

This trip wasn’t planned. We happened to be in the area and decided to take a visiting friend somewhere nice for lunch. Since the last time we went to Le Cor de Chasse seven years ago they’ve moved to a new location with a slightly larger dining area, but they still offer bedrooms and a nice garden to look at while you eat. I forgot to take any pictures of the decor, but there are some (surprisingly bad) photos on their site.

I liked these utensil holders, although surprisingly the forks weren’t always changed after every course, meaning I had to make sure I licked them clean. We were served by three different people during the meal (not necessarily a problem); one of them an older lady I remember from their previous establishment; two of them very young ladies, one of whom at one point left us a starter without explaining to us what it was. Apart from that service was fine.

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We chose the longest tasting menu, with wines. Amuse-bouches included cauliflower with dried herring crumbs.

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Mussels smothered with mascarpone and dried legume crumbs. Probably the best of the bunch.

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Rillettes with crunchy potato strips.

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And a daishi meringue with a shrimp tartare hiding underneath. This one was a bit bland.

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First proper course was one of the best: lobster with veal meatballs covered in vegetable ashes, beetroot, and melon balls. Surf ‘n’ turf!

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Of the wines, the best was undoubtedly this Verdejo from the north of Spain.

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At the top, crab; at the bottom, mackerel. Avocado blobs in the middle. Both nice, but the crab won on flavour.

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More mackerel, but this time with a burrata sorbet, chopped fennel and frozen raspberries. An intriguing combination, but the raspberries were too cold and hard for my liking.

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Trout with a kind of tomato mash and “Asian” soup (there was a hint of wasabi).

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The second best dish of the day: brocard (roe deer) with artichoke, spelt and yellow tomatoes. Tender meat and rich flavours. Although I gave my artichoke to my wife.

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Cheese trolley. The large jar in the middle is full of Liège syrup, which is gorgeous. Next time just leave us the jar and a spoon, ok?

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My selection. I can’t remember any of the names, but the one at far right was a soft, Camembert-style cheese covered with Calvados crumbs.

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And I loved the texture of this hard cheese.

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The first and best dessert: strawberries with a melt-in-the-mouth beetroot meringue.

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Apricot, yoghurt sorbet, little bits of fig and dark chocolate.

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Pineapple with white chocolate.

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And a few little coffee accompaniments. I liked the pink marshmallows.

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Pretty good overall with several outstanding dishes. We won’t wait another seven years before going back again.

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