A very gourmet place to stop in a medieval house
Right in the heart of Guérande’s medieval quarter, gourmets Soazig Berthelot and her husband, Jean-François, have dreamed up one of the most tempting menus you can imagine, thanks to homemade dishes, ultra-fresh produce direct from farms and local organic producers.The galettes (buckwheat pancakes) at La Flambée will make anyone’s mouth water – even experienced connoisseurs. They are topped with a pâté of smoked mackerel or rabbit, with a homemade onion marmalade, ‘nougat de chèvre’ (goats’ cheese with dried fruits drizzled with honey) or ‘Curé Nantais’ (Reblochon-style cheese made with raw milk, with onions and a homemade cider jelly). They're almost enough to stop you noticing the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this 15th-century house, where the woodwork and large fireplaces give an undeniable cachet. Among the restaurant’s top favourites are the salted caramel crêpe, teamed up with a spread from the Dousset chocolate factory... Jams, lemon curd, and fruit coulis are all from Soazig’s own pans – she allows nothing deep-frozen in her kitchen, not even the homemade ice-creams of Mr. Douard from Ruffiac, which are so good he even exports them to Japan!