All in restaurants-cheeseplates
More mountain cheese, but different mountains. Ossau-Iraty comes from the France’s Basque country down near the Pyrenees that stab up to form the French/Spanish border. It is one of my favorites.
Believe it or not, a good cheese plate is hard to find, even in France. (For an explanation, read the post.) This one was great, though, and featured one of my favorite cheeses, Saint Félicien.
A 5k run with Kym and a day of intensive food safety filled day 3. The capstone was a fantastic dinner at Château de Champlong right next to our hotel.
A beautiful day and a wander through Paris leads us to Le Temps des Cerises, a tiny bar with a great cheese plate on a quiet street in the Marais.
Proper cheese service from a knowledgeable staff member? The Old Hickory Steakhouse on Washington, DC's National Harbor was a nice surprise.
Good cheese, a nice patio, and ridiculous prices at this hipster bar in Washington, DC.
A beautiful sunny day in Manchester? Reason to celebrate with a few drinks and a nice plate of cheese at Dukes 92 in Castlefield.
We arrived in Pont L'Évêque, the first stop on our long weekend in Normandy, at the absolute height of traffic on the first day of the Fête du Fromage. We stopped a couple hundred meters up the road for what turned out to be an incredible meal.
The cheese plate on the menu at Au Coin de la Rue never changes. It's always a few thin slices of Ossau-Iraty, my favorite of the sheep's cheeses from the Basque country in the southwest corner of France. Invariably, it's the capstone to a phenomenal meal.
A very promising start turns into an utter disaster at this self-named "restaurant d'exception." Spoiled cheese and canned fruit for dessert? I don't think so.