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July 31, 2019

Restaurant: Morbihan et Finistére!

Back to my new regular line of Restaurant post on my family travels around the world. This time is very close to home combining the same restaurant in my dept 56 of Morbihan and the neighboring dept 29 of Finistére in lovely Brittany.

First, we stumbled upon the Au Bureau restaurant while in our walking tours of Brest and it became our favorite to my dear late wife Martine for it fondue camembert dish and the ice cream of nine scoops! However, on subsequent visit we found out it had closed and they had the new restaurant call Au Pub! Needless to say they could not do the fondue camembert dish anymore but did for us the nine scoops of ice cream!

It is at same location Restaurant Au Pub ,10 Rue de Siam,Brest.

Brest

Brest

This brasserie-restaurant is also a bar whose menu of cocktails, beers and whiskeys is ideal to have a good time. Located at the bottom of the Rue de Siam , this friendly restaurant welcomes you for a well-deserved lunch break or a casual dinner with friends. Hearty dishes will be served in the dining room or on the terrace, and you can enjoy the festive atmosphere of this great  pub summer and winter. Indeed worth the stop even with the new name.

They have a page in Facebook here: Facebook page of Resto Au Pub Brest

However, in our road warrior trips in our beloved Morbihan , we end up seeking food for our dog Rex at Maxi Zoo in the town of Séné. And behold, they had just open an Au Bureau there!!! Surprise, well we went in right away. And have come back ever since !!!

The Au Bureau is at 69 Route de Nantes in Séné.

Ending up in this restaurant mixing bar pub brewery atmosphere with screens everywhere after coming to get my dog Rex food in same shopping center!. And now we have the Au Bureau not far from us again!  Meals correct beautiful atmosphere value for money means a little expensive for a menu carte that remains unsurprising. Very good meal and  impeccable team of the restaurant. Thank you to them for the pleasure of coming back again a few more times. A  pub-restaurant where the pleasure is in the plate, but also in the room with its 5 giant screens for sports and various activities offered throughout the year. The place is festive, for all ages …The franchise is own by the former general Manager of the FC Lorient football/soccer team now in the French 2nd Division.

Their official page is here (they refer as Vannes because capital and bigger town but it is in the town of Séné ok) : Official Au Bureau at Séné

sene

sene

sene

And there is the story, what started as one end up being two places to enjoy a good meal with great drinks and wonderful views. The ambiance is guarantee. Enjoy the new Au Pub and the old/new Au Bureau!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

 

July 31, 2019

Restaurant: Vega del Codorno, Serrania de Cuenca!

And here we go again to my beloved Spain and our favorite region Castilla La Mancha of Don Quijote fame! We have come here the last few years with the family and end up renting a full house up in the mountains at 1400 meters ! And we love it. From the house we zig zag the area looking for gems to see, and enjoy as a family.

This is way up in the mountains in beautiful Castilian country we can’t say enough we love it!!! Winding ourselves thru these huge peaks we come to enjoy its food but not as memorable as this one. We were going all over the mountains with the car and passed by the place; we were headed to a final destination in Cuenca so by passed it. Later on the way back, we remembered it.

Needless to say, we made sure we stop here for lunch before continuing our journey back to France. It was a great stop and wonderful meal with very friendly folks and laughters away!! We will not forget the welcome and will sure be back. We stop at  Restaurante El Nacimiento   Castilla La Mancha road or CM-2106 ,Paraje Nacimieno Del Rio Cuervo, Vega del Codorno, Province of Cuenca.

Vega del Codorno

In addition to the Carte they have menus of  12€ and 15€. They all carry two plates, drink, bread and dessert. The dishes are traditional food. Eat well and leave satisfied with the amount of food. We have eaten very well here in a natural environment with excellent food such as the local Morteruelo . We were driving around and walking in the slopes of the mountains and when hungry spotted this restaurant on a curve of the road so we stop by to our grand pleasure. The handling of the waiter, very attentive, friendly and with a close and pleasant conversation. Restaurant highly recommended, we will return!

Vega del Codorno

The perso page for the restaurant is here: Official Restaurante El Nacimiento at Vega del Codorno

It is located up in the mountains in the Serrania de Cuenca uphill from the city of Cuenca , and near Las Majadas , where we have stayed the last few years. Here is the birthplace of the Cueva del Nacimiento (birth cave) in one of my favorite mountain villages, Vega del Codorno. It is located at 1450 meters of altitude, in the Serrania de Cuenca, on the banks of the Cuervo River, making it the highest altitude town in the province.Where our house was base at Las Majadas was at 1400 meters!

The town of Vega del Codorno is a small town in the Serrania de Cuenca, very close to the well-known birth of the Cuervo River. The Cuervo River was born next to the town of Vega del Codorno, specifically on the western slope of the Muela (molar) de San Felipe, at an altitude of 1490 meters. In this place, water flows from a travertine spring and drains through huge stalactites of calcareous tufa rock  covered with moss, forming long and beautiful jets that freeze in winter, offering a beautiful picture photographed thousands of times each winter ( we come in Summer!). A very beautiful natural environment to be as close to nature as you can be.

Enjoy the post and sure try to be there at Restaurante El Nacimiento in picturesque Vega del Codorno in the Serrania de Cuenca mountains.

 

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

 

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