Images and details: Brian Minkoff Photography
Travel Bag: The Camden tote in Mustard
Travelled with: There and back overnight on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to St Malo . There’s an excellent buffet ,so a pretty good start
Stayed at: Castelbrac St Malo, 5 star luxury in a unique setting
Ate at: Brasserie du Sillon, right on the St Malo beach, where my starter (slightly not kosher) Plateau de fruits de mer (oysters, langoustines, king prawns, whelks and winkles) and the Mrs’s mackerel fillets marinated in Muscadet were fantastic as were the whole grilled snapper (my favourite fish) and C’s Chateaubriand in a creamy mustard sauce with thin, thin chips. Followed by a pistachio pavlova with strawberry sorbet and crème brulée with Madagascan vanilla
Le Sept Mers in St Malo overlooking the beach where we indulged in foie gras, crab with grilled avocado and fennel, pork belly with sage, smoked cauliflower and mash, cod baked with sea greens, a chocolate ganache with absinthe and a fruit soup with ginger and yogurt sorbet.
Stayed at: Le Nouveau Monde, St Malo and highly recommend,
Ate at: our favourite restaurant, La Gonelle, overlooking the bay where they bring the fish fresh from the tank. We indulged in fresh sardines and then shared a whole turbot baked in beef juices with rosemary potatoes and a bottle of local cider.
Visited: The Dinard Film Festival, This film fest offers access to paying punters and is very friendly.
Bag verdict: The Mrs loved the bag-very soft leather and a lovely colour and lots of room. The attached purse was neat too.