Breakfast includes home-made granola & yogurt, freshly baked croissants or pain au chocolat, home-made jams (fig & ginger, plum & orange, strawberry & rhubarb), fresh fruit salad, teas & freshly made coffee.
Evening meals (from €32) are four courses & include a couple of glasses of wine & coffee. Here's a selection of some of the dishes that are served at Le Bourg. There are many more.
Home-cured salmon served with a dill,
mustard & honey dressing
Cooked oysters served on a bed of sautéed leeks with a cheese & crême fraîche topping
Home smoked mackerel, served with crunchy
cucumber & home-made tomato chilli jam
Seared duck breast served with a chilli orange sauce
Mediterranean seafood stew served with freshly made aioli
Beef slow cooked in soy & honey, served with a celeriac & potato mash
Chicken cooked in Pineau des Charentes
Strawberries three ways : marinaded, coulis
Lime & coconut pannacotta, served with
Fig frangipane tart served with fig ice cream
And sometimes to finish, cherries soaked
in cognac & dipped in toffee & dark
All the sauces, chutneys, jams & ice cream are home-made.
I take a lot of pride in using locally sourced ingredients such as fresh fish & oysters from Charente Maritime, meat from the local butcher & cheeses, vegetables & salads from the market in Jarnac or the nearby farm shop. Meals include a couple of glasses of local wine (red, white or rosé) & coffee. A lot of the recipes are inspired by the countries I have lived in & what's available fresh in the market.
Lots of fresh produce from the local market, farm shop & garden