As promised, I said I would write about Le Fleuray’s Colonial Restaurant: one of the best places that I ate last year, so it would be a crime to not go into further detail as it’s a truly incredible, atmospheric restaurant.
The hotel employs some fantastic chefs, who have trained under some of the best. We allegedly ate when the head chef was away, under number two and the food was simply to die for. The beautiful, immaculate, white, light restaurant paints the scene for fine dining perfectly.
The amuse bouche set the tone nicely with a delectible mouthful of foie gras concealed in a very realistic looking cherry. Attention to detail in all the dishes is duly paid with exquisite garnishes, sauces and flavourings. Take Salmon gravlax marinated with star anise and citrus fruit, Panko tiger prawn, a yuzu cream and green papaya salad accompanied by a Thaï sauce to start as an example: all elements faultless and perfectly executed.
To follow, there’s delicacies such as lobster risotto, guineafowl with mushrooms and chestnuts and smoked beetroot, or beef casserole, changing according to the season and availability. You can’t be disappointed with anything that you choose: you cannot suffer food envy here, as it will soon dissipate once you taste a morsel of your own spectacular dish.
To finish choose between beautiful mousses, cheeses, chocolate surprise, or just strong coffee for those that prefer. There’s a variety of menus though so you can be as restrained or as indulgent as you like, plus there’s a special children’s menu so littler ones don’t need to miss out on the culinary journey too.
Le Fleuray Restaurant is at : Fleuray – N°32 Route D74, 37530 CANGEY – AMBOISE – FRANCE