La Couronne

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We have all had a meal that will be remembered for a very long time.  My meal was in Rouen.

La Couronne is often referred to as the historic capital of Normandy. It is also the site of the martyrdom of Joan of Arc. Rouen is aptly called the ‘City of Spires’ because of the cathedrals and churches lining the historical town. The charm of the half-timbered houses and narrow streets in this medieval city can almost make you forget this is a huge French city and one that boasts wonderful nightlife and of course…food. The source of Julia Childs’ inspiration sits grandly on Place du Vieux Marché in Rouen. By far, the best restaurant I have ever experienced and “experience” is the right word. If it has to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, make it the pressed duck.

Wonderfully and extravagantly prepared table side with many different phases of cooking that requires many ageless utensils and many copper pots, you will be as blown away as I was.