Dad and I were in Sarrebourg today for my "Pole Emploi convocation". I was supposed to go by train since the place is right in front of the train station, but when I realized that Dad would be alone at home I decided to take the car so he could come home with me. He was happy to come with me as he mentioned earlier that he wanted to see how Sarrebourg is now. I was hesitant to go to Sarrebourg as I've never been there before by myself, but the 43 kilometer trip went pretty smoothly. Dad waited for me in the car while I was in my meeting. I was done right before lunch and I invited Dad to eat out for lunch. A couple of restaurants came to mind but ultimately there was only place where I really wanted to eat with him - La Table du Saulnois in Maizieres-Les-Vic.
I realized that we are in a period where I can make my dreams come true. For months, I daydreamed I could share with my Dad the food and restaurants I've discovered here. Same goes for my husband and daughter. Just like Indianapolis IN hotels, this was a place I wanted to experience again and this time with my Dad.
Dad had a full meal. Full meal means a entree, plat principal, and dessert (starter, main dish, and dessert). We had the specials of the day and today's starter was a Fromage de Tete avec Crudites. This is a confusing dish. Fromage in French literally means cheese, but this dish has no cheese whatsoever. A Fromage de Tete is a cold cut / terrine / meat jelly / pate. It is a gelatinous preparation made of diced pork meat mostly from the head and seasoned. Crudites are vegetable salads. The salads served were Mixed Greens, Cucumber Slices, Carrots Salad, Celery Salad, Rice Salad, Beets Salad, and Tomatoes.
I ordered a half meal, which meant I didn't order a starter, but our server gave me a small plate so I was able to steal a little of everything from Dad's plate. It was a good plate, except for the Rice Salad, which was undercooked and tough!
Today's main dish specials were Couscous, Langue de Boeuf, Roti de Porc, and Encornets a L'Americaine. I asked the lady twice what Encornets was as I've never heard of it before, but when she described it I realized that it was squid rings. I didn't ask what A L'Americaine was (American way), I just knew I wanted this when I found out it was squid rings. As much as possible, I eat fish and seafood when I eat out.
My main dish plate came with boiled Penne Pasta and Ratatouille. The Squid Rings were deliciously cooked in a red sauce that resembled a lot like the Lobster Sauce I had the last time I was here (click here for the post). Perhaps this is what the chef meant by A L'Americaine. Thumbs up to the Squid Rings cooked the American way!
Dad got the Langue de Boeuf / Beef Tongue which was served with a brown sauce (it had capers and cornichons), Ratatouille, and Roasted Potatoes.
For dessert, Dad got Fromage Blanc / White Cheese with a Red Fruits Berry.
Note to self: Having lunch or dinner at Le Table du Saulnois? Don't forget to end the meal with a Creme Brulee!!!
PS. I used their bathroom and it was very spacious and clean! Big plus! :)
2 Menu du Jour - 26€00 (I just realized that I should have paid less because I didn't get a entree dish)
1 Carola 50 cl (bottle of soda water)
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