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Seeking unforgettable meal in Brittany

Thanks for the very thorough post on Roellinger. Inspired by it, we called to make a reservation--but unfortunately, there are no tables available the entire month of July!

Do you happen to know anything about Maison Tirel Guerin in St Meloir des Ondes, near Cancale? It was recommended by a French friend of my father-in-law...

Jun 20, 2007
jburrito in France

Seeking unforgettable meal in Brittany

Later this summer, my wife (whose parents are French) and I will be taking our 11-month- old son to Brittany to meet his French relatives. We'll be staying with family in St. Brieuc and eating well the whole while (homemade dishes; sausages from the market; plus, I'm sure, at least one visit to the local creperie; etc.). But we hope to leave the little guy with his grandparents for a night and hit the road in search of a knock-our-socks-off restaurant meal or two.

We're willing to travel an hour or more and will be staying overnight in whatever town we land in. I've read a bit about what appear to be the most hyped Brittany establishments, O. Roellinger and Jacques Thorel's restaurant at L'Auberge Bretonne, and I'd love to hear from anyone who's dined at either and cat attest to whether they're worth the splurge. I've also read about a place in Rennes, La Table d’Eugenie, that sounds intriguing. But what I'd really appreciate is suggestions for less-discovered places that perhaps outperform those higher-profile spots...

Thanks!

Jun 16, 2007
jburrito in France

C.F. Luncheon Wagon truck at MIT

I think the truck I'm referring to is the one parked NEXT to the one with green lettering. (It's not in the main food truck parking lot -- it's part of the two truck splinter faction outside 400 Main.) "C.F. Luncheon Wagon" is printed in small letters near the front; you hardly notice it, and at first I didn't think the truck had a name. Anyway...the food at C.F. Luncheon Wagon also suffered somewhat from a shortage of spice, but it wasn't (at least in my experience) as off-putting as what you're describing. Hmmm...maybe I need to go back just to get a better description for this board...

Apr 19, 2007
jburrito in Greater Boston Area

C.F. Luncheon Wagon truck at MIT

Anyone know the backstory on this particular MIT food truck? It's usually parked outside 400 Main Street, with either the Indochine (sp?) or Lunch Box truck as its neighbor. I've gotten lunch from it twice and had fairly divergent exeperiences: The first time, everything was pretty good to great. The second, a Friday afternoon around 1:15, they were out of almost everything, which was a cause of some concern: Were they out of everything because they make everything fresh and had run out (we were there on the late side)? Or were they out of everything because...they'd made everything earlier in the week and had not restocked.

I should stress that even after that more-negative experience, I'm inclined to go back: Their stuff IS tasty, and largely authentic (as far as I can tell, anyway).

I'd love any scoop/insights/experiences anyone has to share...

Apr 18, 2007
jburrito in Greater Boston Area