Before making an exit from Youghal yesterday, called to Le Gourmet in the River Gate Mall. It is a bakery/cum traiteur, owned and run by award winning French chef Jean Francois Bernard.
Quite a choice of freshly prepared food and I choose the Boeuf Bourguignon, a couple of pastries and a brown loaf.
The Bourguignon was excellent value at a fiver a pack and you could have fed three from the two I bought. The beef was top class and beautifully cooked and the sauce, with loads of little mushrooms, was terrific.
Quality also in the baked pieces and that meant we had a very nice meal at home that evening.
Le Gourmet also provides other breads, savoury meals, fish dishes, pastries, gateau and de luxe hampers and are also involved in the outside catering business.
Quality, value and service is the motto and it has got Jean Francois into the Bridgestone Food Guide.
Photo shows a mound of meringue on the pastry table.
Check out my review of Le Gourmet - I am cork - on Qype