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.
We chose the longest tasting menu, with wines. Amuse-bouches included cauliflower with dried herring crumbs.
Mussels smothered with mascarpone and dried legume crumbs. Probably the best of the bunch.
Rillettes with crunchy potato strips.
And a daishi meringue with a shrimp tartare hiding underneath. This one was a bit bland.
First proper course was one of the best: lobster with veal meatballs covered in vegetable ashes, beetroot, and melon balls. Surf ‘n’ turf!
Of the wines, the best was undoubtedly this Verdejo from the north of Spain.
At the top, crab; at the bottom, mackerel. Avocado blobs in the middle. Both nice, but the crab won on flavour.
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.
Trout with a kind of tomato mash and “Asian” soup (there was a hint of wasabi).
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.
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?
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.
And I loved the texture of this hard cheese.
The first and best dessert: strawberries with a melt-in-the-mouth beetroot meringue.
Apricot, yoghurt sorbet, little bits of fig and dark chocolate.
Pineapple with white chocolate.
And a few little coffee accompaniments. I liked the pink marshmallows.
Pretty good overall with several outstanding dishes. We won’t wait another seven years before going back again.