My wife and I ate here having failed to secure a Saturday dinner table at the hotel in which we were staying.
I can honestly say that we were both delighted at our luck, as this was a wonderful evening.
The welcome from Eric and Claudine was friendly and warm, without being at all overbearing.
The menu, very typically French, had plenty of choices and there was a specials board with a handful of seasonal extras.
We started our evening with a very reasonably priced glass of kir and lots of fresh crusty French bread.
For starters (and I'm not going to try to remember the French names!) my wife had a salad of goats' cheese, which she declared delicious. I also chose a salad, this time of roasted beetroot, orange and smoked duck. It was a great choice.
For main course, my wife had a rabbit dish with (I think) a cream and white wine sauce, while I chose the magret de canard. Both were beautifully prepared and served with a big sharing dish of potato dauphinoise and some seasonal vegetables.
Neither of us felt able to leave a single mouthful and (very rarely for me!!) neither of us could manage a dessert.
The wine list was long enough (and well described enough) to be interesting. We decided to go for a light red, rather than a white or rose and we chose a very fairly priced and very drinkable bottle of Fleurie, which seemed to suit our meal well.
After a leisurely coffee, we asked for the bill and Eric arranged a taxi for us back to our hotel.
When we left, we were waved off like old friends - and after only a couple of hours there, we really felt as though we were.
Unfortunately, Chez Tonton is a good couple of hours from home, but we are going to try to think of an excuse to go back there - it was THAT good!
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