In Confolens today, I saw workmen working on the old La Vienne restaurant site. Is it about to re-open ? I noticed that the workmen's van was UK registered - don't let's pursue that string again. Does this mean Confolens is about to welcome its fifth British restaurant ?
Anyone know if Mr T's fish and chips are still operating? The website just says closed for the week, but no further info. E mail doesn't link, phone won't connect. Wanted some fish a couple of weeks ago and the website showed nothing re dates etc. Unusual, as their website is normally very informative.
We are looking for someone to do a Hog Roast for about 100 people near Aulnay. I know several people recommend Premier Hog Roast, however, I can find no contact details and their website is no longer in existence which leads me to believe that they are no longer operating. So any other personal recommendations would be appreciated.
URGENT URGENT URGENT A friend has died ( :( ) ... we have been at her house and there are 5 freezers full of food..... the electric will be turned OFF in 3 days... Is there anyone desperate for food? I have posted on the refugee site too... It would be such an awful waste will so many people going hungry.....(due to H&S, no organisation will take it - we've tried) ....It is in Maziere-en-Gatine 79310 please message me if you can come in the next 3 days and collect. thanksSuzette Jeapes
I'm sure that this subject has been aired many times before but the Forum Search facility is not very good on here. I have tried Pineau in restaurants and have bought it from supermarkets, food stores and wine shops and am becoming increasingly partial to it. Can anyone recommend (on quality and not price alone) a good artisan producer in the Angouleme, Ruffec, Confolens area ?
Hi there, In 2012 we picked copious sloes growing wild in the woods nearby, then bought the cheapest bottles of gin we could find (and I do mean the cheapest) and with sugar, pricking all the sloes to release their juices, shaking the bottles daily for around 3 months to help the mixing etc we ended up with 3 litre bottles of immature sloe gin which we stored somewhere safe and have only recently run across them! Guess we must have done all the right things as it is superb, and it's certainly helped get me into the festive mood - sometimes a little too much! We shall definately be doing it again and now know what to give for presents for the friendly and helpful locals. Our neighbour had never come across it before and felt he had wasted 79 years, so he said. Any excuse for another shot!! Hope all have a great Xmas and 2016 should be a belter!!!
Some of you may be frustrated by the difficulty in buying good quality Seville oranges for marmalade making. You can get Seville oranges here but the problem is the same as in the UK; poor quality and condition. Two years ago we found a family owned Spanish producer who was fed up with ever increasing demands from wholesalers and supermarket buyers to provide oranges at ever reducing prices with quality a secondary consideration. So, they started selling directly to consumers. We have bought from them twice and each time the quality, service and delivery has been first rate. Last year there was a problem with our order (our mistake, I'm sure) and it was resolved instantly and generously. The only problem is that very small quantities are not available but we have grouped together with friends and neighbours to make up a minimum order size. This is not an advert but a public information announcement as many friends - both English and French - have asked where we get the fruit for our marmalade. The website is www.france.valenciasoranges.com and I think there is an English option. As they say, other suppliers of Seville oranges may be available.
Evening all. Just a quick note to all beer afficianado's. Just been up to the new bar in Roumazierre. It is run by a youngish lad called Sebastien (he used to work in Briconaut in Chabanais). He has a vast choice of bottled beers and a few wines for the ladies, I went in tonight and he has Directors Bitter and Bombardier ON DRAUGHT. A tad on the cold side but well worth a sample. He is open every day from 11 am onwards, closed on wednesdays and is at the old CO-OP garden centre. Enjoy
Having battled through yet another piece of shoe leather type, French beef, can anybody recommend a supplier of correctly hung and correctly cut, British beef. Either a butcher or straight from the farm, or a UK supplier who supplies direct. Somewhere near Civray hopefully. I have tried all the French cuts and all the various outlets and it seems almost impossible to get a piece of 'melt in your mouth' steak. 9 times out of 10, its as tough as old boots, or full of grizle. And before someone says I'm anti French, I eat every other kind of meat here and love it. Its just beef that is the problem.