Thursday, April 17, 2008

17/4 Samuel -our French Distributor

Today I checked out Samuel Vauthiers (Tout en Kayak France) new warehouse in Angers.
Pretty nice egg tempura color on the Tout en kayak -warehouse walls!
Samuel is the new Point 65 distributor in France. He is an avid paddler and former coach of the French national youth paddling team. Samuel will service retailers around France and is in the process of establishing the retailer network.
His offices and warehouse in Angers (Loire) are smack in the middle of some of the best wine districts in France. Saumur, Anjou and Chinon are just some.

After some business, time for Samuels favorite Angers restaurant.
La Ferme opened their arms to us. Cozy, down to earth place and food as the name indicates. We started with a fabulous Fois Gras the Canard washed down with a local sweet white, Chateau de Suronde Quarts de Chaume 2004. Amazingly good now, but will evolve for decades!
The scent of the Coq au vin was heavenly
This was followed by a Confit de Canard and a Coq au Vin.Le Coq was a huge serving for one
The Chinon, Chateau de la Grille 1996 was the perfect choice. I was actually at this vineyard 5 years ago. It's a great Chateau with some of the best Chinon.a beauty, the 1996 La Grille

It also went well with the selection of cheese
We could help ourselves from the cheese basket which landet on our table, and we did. There was a great chevre that looked like a camembert. I asked for the name but naturally forgot to note it down...
And the Tarte Tatin (by now I was to full to lift the camera). A great meal! Samuel will see a lot of me. We could have gone paddling -but did´t... If I keep this up I will need to trade my Crunch for a SeaRover shortly:-)


Kri Kri said...

Everything looks soooo tasty and delicious! Those photos were a little blury though... The wine must have been good!

Richard at Point 65 said...

he he -was kind of dark there and with the flash it looked like something from an operating room.