Dining Out: Lunch at L’Entr’Amis

by Marisa Tessier & Beverly Taber Smith

These photos by Marisa Tessier show two desserts: Can you tell which is a chocolate mousse, and which a gâteau au pomme (apple cake)?

The duet of desserts were part of a lunch enjoyed by the Dining Out Group of the Canadian Federation of University Women – Sherbrooke & District (CFUW). They lunched at a Townships’ restaurant, L’Entr’Amis, 734 13th Ave. N., Sherbrooke.

The Table d’hote lunch menu offered five main dishes and included an entrée and coffee. The Méli mélo de laitue, a mixed green salad, was appealing, The greens were surrounded by slices of cucumber and beets and were dressed with a refreshing vinaigrette with just a hint of honey.

The generous portion of puréed vegetable soup was hot and delicious. Both were served with warm rolls. For a main course, one lady chose the gratin aux crevettes aux poivron rouge, a delightful dish served piping hot in a ramekin. A generous number of shrimps were cooked to perfection in a cream sauce topped with melted cheese. It was accompanied by oven roasted vegetables including cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms and carrots.

Another had the pasta dish, Tripolines à la volaille, sauce rosée, and declared it delicious. The dessert menu included a yummy chocolate mouse, and a tasty apple cake served on a bed of whipped cream. The service was efficient and friendly. We would recommend this restaurant and feel it is good value for the money.

Marisa Tessier and Beverly Taber Smith are part of CFUW Sherbrooke & District, with members in Sherbrooke, Ayer’s Cliff, Eastman, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton, Richmond, Magog, Mansonville, and North Hatley. CFUW members are engaged in the community by promoting education and life-long learning ([email protected]). A university degree is not required for membership. The Lampe Foundation supports education of men and women and encourages the continuation of studies (www.lampefoundation.org).

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