It always warms my heart to come across a restaurant like the Auberge de la Fontaine. Knowing that is is still possible to dine so well for so little money reminds me of how and why I fell in love with traditional French cooking in the first place.
It only adds to the experience that this charming country restaurant is located in the tiny town of Laas (pop: 131), a town which seems to consist mostly of a church, several speed bumps and this auberge (and of course the famous 14c fountain, really more of a communal well, from which the Auberge takes its name). On a rainy December weekday, the dining room was filled with a mix of workmen, families, groups of friends and older couples, packed into the small dining room and steaming up the windows.
Last Thursday, Le Pichet once again celebrated the arrival of the first new wine of 2019. For the 18th year running, the 3rd Thursday in November has meant our Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau and it was just a blast. A room-full of revelers was waiting for our doors to open at 6pm and our little dining room stayed packed all night long. Thanks to Ranger and the Re-Arrangers who provided live music and were really great. And I think it is safe to say that a whole lot of fresh, young wine was enjoyed by all.
If you didn’t make it, here is a photo from the menu of street food prepared by Le Pichet chef Vince Hall. And hey there is always next November!
Wondering what USPIRG does, and why we at Café Presse and Le Pichet are working with them to get the word out about the overuse of antibiotics? Here is an article by NBC News that shows how USPIRG is working to provide consumers with the transparency they need to make informed choices for healthy eating.
Then make the decision to join us for The Healthy Table on November 19th to support this great work