We used to like this place when it was under its previous owners, now retired, so went there last night to see how the new people did. Well, badly is the answer.First they managed to serve English supermarket baguette as bread, Quite how they managed to find bread this bad in France is a mystery. No crust, no air in the body, moist and claggy. We tried one bit and no more. Starters also came from the supermarket, a puff lattice pie of goats cheese and spinach. Tasteless. As was the lettuce leaf (singular) that accompanied it Paella was part of the menu du jour so with sinking heart we waited for that and, guess what, it was also from the supermarket. The mussels were older than I am, peas of dried up redness in the shells, The massive prawn that I bet had never seen European waters, was well dodgy. The only edible bit was the chicken leg which may possibly have actually been cooked in the restaurant.The old owners brought a cheese board at this point, a selection of 7 or 8 and help yourself. The new owners brought a plate with two mingy bits of cheese, one a slice of the goats chees log you get in Lidl and a couple of lettuce leaves, The still full bowl of appalling not-baguette was not replaced or remarked on.And then a scoop of ice cream on a puddle of bottled syrup and topped with squirty cream. Maybe it was a bad night, I somehow doubt it. E17.90 each with some fairly acidic red wine in a 50 cl pitcher ( the old owners would give a litre bottle of not so bad table wine)Sad. The woman who owns the place seems a hard boiled case, not in the nice way of the old owner, but someone who would kick off in a pub back home after two snakebites.. Ill not be going back.
I see there's what looks like a pretty massive new Lidl building going up fast right next door to the present store in Parthenay Does anyone know if it's a new, larger store, replacing the existing (newish looking)store nearby....or could it be a distribution warehouse for all the stores in the area.? It looks like being the biggest Lidl store that I personally have ever seen, hence the question.
I wondered out of interest if anyone knew much about how this works? Yesterday and not for the first time, the person in front who had a teeteringly full trolley handed over a self scanner but was nonetheless obliged to put it all through the till anyway. As I had got into the self scan queue expecting it to be quicker I was a bit annoyed, as were the others in the queue.The woman on the tlll explained to me that computer had said no, I asked why and she said it was random, a way of putting off would be cheats, So the next person went through ok, then it was our turn and computer said no so we had to put all ours through by hand. Took agesBy now the whole queue was annoyed and one French woman went off in high dudgeon to complain at the desk, only to reappear saying there was no one there.So how does this system work? I feel I am wasting my time using it, except it's quite fun using the barcode reader N
Hello out there. I used to have a man collect used cooking oil that came from confelons area, but seem to have lost his number. Does any one know of a person that collects used oil I have over a 100 liters and in the next 2 weeks that will go up by another 40. thank you for any help
When it comes to mustard, I quite like the mildness of Dijon with some foods, but there are also times when I want some heat! Planning to make Choucroute Alsacienne tomorrow, I thought it would be ideal to have it with German mustard so I went to Lidl as Leclerc couldn't help. I found a jar in Lidl labelled "Moutard Dijon" but it was more yellow than Dijon normally is, so I bought it on the offchance. I tried it when I returned home and, wow, it is as strong as Colmans English mustard but the best thing is the price. Lidl mustard, 370gms. for 38cents, (27p), Colmans from Tesco, 170gms. for £1.54. (2,15€). That makes the Lidl product 8p/100gms. and Colmans 90p/100gms.! On that basis I don't think I shall be asking visitors from the UK to bring Colmans mustard any more.