Last summer we came to Auberge du Pommier for Summerlicious lunch. We enjoyed it tremendously but it was bittersweet. We were supposed to be in Paris around that time but had to cancel the trip because of my husband’s new job. Instead, we headed to Auberge so that we could pretend we were in France for just a little bit.
This year we returned to Auberge du Pommier for Summerlicious to celebrate my husband’s new job and hopefully this work won’t make us cancel any family trips again! When I visit during the warmer months I enjoy sitting outside. With its floral terraces and water fountain, it reminds me of when we visited Aix-en-Provence pre-kids ten years ago. Now that we’re après three kids later, we really enjoy these little escapes without the kids once in awhile. (However, I know our kids would really enjoy the food here. Bringing them would not be so relaxing for us 😉 ) .
With French music playing in the background, the setting and atmosphere of the restaurant transport you to the French countryside. (I’m really missing Aix now 🙁 ). So let’s get to all the food so I can stop daydreaming of being in France again. To really immerse ourselves in the French way of life, we decided to do the wine tasting along with our meals. I love that the waitress commented on how it would be more fun. Yes, it was more fun! Without the kids tugging at me, enjoying a fine meal with wine is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures.
I ordered the Terrine and my husband followed suit. For whatever reason, they gave him the salad instead. It was meant to be because I knew he wouldn’t enjoy the terrine as much as I would. All the flavours worked so well together. The slightly pickled vegetables balanced the meaty terrine perfectly. I was busy soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying my eating moment without the kids that I forgot to record the wine the waitress paired our meals with. But I do remember the wines were from France and also from Prince Edward County.
For the main course I ordered the boeuf. I wasn’t familiar with the cut of the coulotte steak and the waitress said that it wasn’t like a tenderloin but with lots of flavour. I agree with her assessment because it was a mighty tasty piece of meat. Again, all the sides and the steak worked perfectly together. I still remember the taste in my mouth. It was truly an umami experience. My husband ordered the ravioles and of course I had to taste them. They were divine! I love my meat but I could’ve easily traded my steak for that vegetarian dish.
For dessert, I picked the chocolat plate. I am a chocolate lover but I was very impressed with the mint white chocolate ice cream. I was expecting the strong mint taste that I was used to from store-bought or even ice-cream shop ice cream. But the minty taste of Auberge’s ice cream was subtle and complimented the rest of the chocolate dish. My husband picked the panna cotta and I had a taste of his dessert, of course. But I was still baffled by the yummy minty ice cream that I had.
Everything at Auberge du Pommier was impeccable. From the moment you walk through the door, everyone makes you feel special. Not only is the food phenomenal, the attention from all the staff and servers truly make this a Memorable Place to eat. Eating all these Memorable Dishes at such a cozy and romantic atmosphere was a great escape from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Auberge is truly a “refined retreat from the city” as stated on their website, and it honestly is.