Here in Derbyshire today it is cool, grey and breezy. The clouds definitely look threatening. We are off to Nottingham to do a bit of shopping and have booked ourselves a table at Carluccio’s for lunch. We will definitely not be eating outdoors and will no doubt be glad to get indoors and out of the rain.
It will be rather different from Saturday lunch in Loches. The day after we arrived with my dad for his
adventure holiday, we took him to Loches so he could enjoy the delights of the market and then looked for somewhere to have lunch.
The market was crowded and we could see he was quite bemused by the whole thing so luckily I spotted somewhere not so crowded to sit in the shade and eat in peace and comfort.
We had not eaten at Le Palais before. I think I would have been put off previously by the sign calling it a “pub”. But I chose it because it was away from the bustle of the market and there were plenty of tables free.
We all had different salads and they were all delicious. The French do know how to do a good salad.
Nick’s salad, very similar but with olives.
We have eaten at many different restaurants in Loches and will definitely be going back to this one. The salads were just the job for a Saturday lunch, the service was relaxed and we had a lovely time watching the world go by, as you do.
Lunch in Nottingham today will be completely different. I might take a photo or two and let you know.
Bon weekend !!