"[Four] years of it! In [America]!"
Harry Potter references aside (I'm still on that train of thought since last weekend's jaunt to Hogwarts), yesterday I cashed in on a nearly four-year overdue debt.
Before we went to Tours four years ago, my mother's colleague gave me a two-page list of things to do and see, places to eat, best stores to shop at. One of her recommendations was a restaurant that specializes in all things cheese, particularly fondue. I like fondue. And since B's birthday fell on the Wednesday we were in Tours last time, I wanted to take him to dinner at this highly recommended restaurant for his birthday.
And he was having none of it. He was jet-lagged, and exhausted from working all day. He took a nap after work, and even after he woke up he was grumpy. We wandered around but he wouldn't choose a restaurant (fondue or otherwise), and we eventually wound up getting meat and cheese from a grocery store (that's another story for another day).
But he promised me if we ever got to come back to Tours he would take me to dinner at the fondue restaurant. So last night we had a French date night to La Souris Gourmand.
I'd say it was worth the wait, although in retrospect we decided we wouldn't have waited until THE hottest day so far in France to go eat hot melted cheese. The enjoyment is a bit diminished when you're sweating, but the taste? Excellent?
We got the Touraine fondue. Not sure what's in it, but it almost tasted like goat cheese. It was creamy and delicious, and better than the cheese fondue at Le Refuge des Fondus. It was served with bread, potatoes and sausage for dipping, with oregano and honey for toppings. The sausage was especially good - that was my favorite, dipped in the cheese and drizzled with honey.
For dessert, I skipped the cafe gourmand. After hot melted cheese, I absolutely did not want hot espresso. Instead, we went for the citron sorbet vodka. This turned out to be homemade lime sorbet with vodka poured over it - a grown-up slushie if ever there was one. And it. was. divine. I would go back just for that. Seriously.
All in all, it was worth the wait to eat at this quirky and delicious little restaurant that brings you your check in a mouse trap. We'll definitely be back, although we'll wait for a cooler day. And we'll drink a lot so we'll be sure to have to use the restroom. Keep scrolling...
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