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OFF – Brasserie Evening – Les Vapeurs in Trouville

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It seemed like ages since I last plunged into the bustling atmosphere of a French brasserie. So I was rather thrilled when after one last cooking presentation in the evening we all left for Les Vapeurs in Trouville. And when I say all I mean about 35 hungry people, a mix of bloggers, food lovers and starred chefs. I was pretty impressed how easy the brasserie staff handled all these orders, but that’s also what a brasserie is a about: fast service.

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Everything in this place was so beautifully stereotypical of a French brasserie: the old neon signs, the furniture, even the menu design.

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Aaaaah, les moules frites! I was missing this dish. The last time I had some in Germany (from a French chef though), they were burned! (sacrilège!)

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Refreshing Muscadet was the natural companioon for oysters, mussels and other seafood. Louis Métaireau is a well established domaine of this appelation- check the winedoctor’s post.

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No beer this time, but love this retro-neon atmosphere.

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Also an occasion to try some unknown appelation. The name Pissotte sounded so tempting we couldn’t resist. It is part of the Fiefs Vendéens appelation within the Loire.

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Backlabel: Contains also some Melon which is, I think, Chardonnay. It was a light but very perfumed wine. For most of us too perfumed and the Muscadet did a much better job with seafood.

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The Morgon by Jean Foillard was an unanymous winner.

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Time to go home… another great evening at OFF

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