OPTIONAL PRE-BOOK CATERING: (examples)
Most catering requests are possible, either prepared in-house by a qualified chef or via a local Traiteur if you prefer. We will always do our best to meet your requests, but as we are in a very small village without a shop we do need advance notice.
Picnic baskets or hampers are available with prior notice. The cost will reflect your choice of contents. You are welcome to picnic in the Chateau grounds, or take the hamper out with you on a day trip.
LUNCH or EVENING MEALS:
Lunch or evening meals can be requested and pre-ordered either in-house or from an external Traiteur. Please discuss your requirements and preferences to obtain priced menu suggestions for your consideration .
ALLERGIES , DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:
For your safety and enjoyment, when booking any optional on-site catering it is absolutely ESSENTIAL to please advise us in advance of any food allergies or intolerances .
If notified, we can provide appropriate menu suggestions for your advance review and confirmation or adjustment. Specialist dietary items you request or which are required are not necessarily widely available at very short notice but can usually be sourced with sufficient notice.
Your meal will always be carefully prepared to meet your specifications, preferences and any notified allergy or dietary requirements or restrictions.
We want you to enjoy your meal so please let us know of any allergies or preferences
LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS
Local markets or producers advertising their goods at their farm gates are good sources for fresh local produce. We keep a list of the daily markets in the area for reference
Specialist butcher, cheese and bakery shops
There are well stocked local supermarkets in both Sable sur Sarthe and Chateauneuf sur Sarthe. A good variety of freshly prepared picnic ready items ( traditional French items and hot rotisserie chickens) are available from the Traiteur counters in each supermarket .
Nearby Restaurants :
Au fil de l'Eau -in Morannes (15 mins walk)-An informal modern cafe/bistro situated on the opposite bank of the river from the Chateau; weekly music nights in summer.
Villa Roma in Sable (15 mins drive) -delicious fresh pizza and informal Italian cusine; ask for a table overlooking the river if there is space (also takeaway pizza)
La Terrasse in Sable (15 mins drive) -smart modern French restaurant with a garden terrace on the riverbank
La Boucherie in Sable (20 mins drive) - reliably good steak house
L'Amphitron in Coudray (20 mins drive): Michellin recommended smart modern French restaurant
We have a Licence to sell alcoholic beverages with meals served to guests. We are delighted to tell you what carefully chosen wines we have in the cellar and help you choose a bottle or two to accompany your meal.