We stayed onte night on a "sejour gastronomique" at The Soldier located on the outskirts of a city obviuosly built for military purposes. The location of the hotel was close to the main road entering the inner parts of the town. We were not disturbed by the traffic.
The room was charming and very neat, bathroom spacious and clean.
The "sejour" consisted of a 5 course dinner with vine, champagne and coffe; and a "small" breakfast.
First we had three small pieces to the champagne. Then we had a golden foie gras. The foie gras vas decorated with flakes of gold and served with a Alsacien Pinot gris grand cru - a perfect match. The fish was turbot with a wonderful sauce. To the fish we had a well selected Pouilly-Fussé, loaded with oka and vanilla. In my opinion the fish would have benefitted from 20 secs less time in the oven. Then we had filét of veal and sweetbread, a rösti with truffles to this. The vine was a fullbodied claret, The dessert was perfect to.
Afterwards we sat down and had coffe and a digestif from the wide choice of rhum, cognacs, armangacs ans so on. Georges Schmitt came and had a little talk with us.
If dinner was perfect the breakfast was even better. Scrambled eggs with truffles, foie gras, bread, coffe, croissants, marmelade...