THE FIGARO SELECTION – Two hours west of the capital, this former province mainly located in the departments of Orne and Eure-et-Loir, very popular with Parisians, is home to more and more restaurants that are worth the detour.
The essential: On an island
Taken over in 2018 by the Septime duo, Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat, this former eight-hectare farmhouse dating from the 17e century houses nine rooms with refined country charm and a restaurant in the style of a mottled dining room, supplied by the house’s vegetable garden and local producers. Reserved primarily for guests, but also open to outside customers, you can enjoy a simple buffet formula at lunch and a single menu of the day in three stages in the evening: beetroot, honey and physalis, Culoiseau chicken roasted with hay in a casserole. , apple pie and Savagnin ice cream. Even more pleasant on sunny days on the terrace with a view of the surrounding greenery.
From an island. Aunay, Remalard (Orne). Such. : 02 33 83 01 47. Daily. Menus: €25 (lunch buffet) and €39 (dinner).
The most bistronomic: Oiseau-Oiseau
Sven and Marianne Chartier’s restaurant has been the darling of recent months. Located opposite the village church, it displays a mixture of Scandinavian purity and country warmth (beams…