Faits mains en France

Faits mains en France

petit lutin Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie

Les petites démarches écologiques

Nous souhaitons nous engager et mettre en place des démarches écologiques lorsque cela est possible. Nos paniers à pain au restaurant ou les « étuis à vin » à la boutiques sont de bons exemples de petits gestes écologiques. Ils sont faits mains en France à partir de tissus recyclés.

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Décorations un peu différentes – Zéro Waste

Pour les Fêtes, nous avons fait le choix écologique avec des décorations faites main. Les cœurs et les étoiles sont faits de tissus recyclés et garnis de petites chutes de tissus qui ne servent normalement pas et sont jetées à la poubelle. Les lutins sont également faits main en France à partir de tissus recyclés. Seul le fil à coudre est neuf ! Les lutins sont eux aussi garnis de petites chutes , ce qui fait qu’ils sont lourds !!

En utilisant des décorations faites de tissus normalement classés comme « inutilisable » ou « poubelle » nous mettons en avant l’économie circulaire.

 

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Hand Made in France

tonttu Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie

Small ecological choices

We like to make ecological choices when possible and we believe that all the small things count. Our bread baskets in the restaurant and the gift bags for wine are perfect examples of these small choices. They are all hand made in France from recycled fabrics.

A bit different decoration – Zero Waste

For the end of the year celebrations we have made ecological choice and used hand made decorations. The hearts and stars are made of recycled fabrics and filled with the small pieces of leftover fabrics. Normally these small pieces can’t be used for anything else and they end up to trash. Also the small elfs are hand made in France with recycled materials. Only the sewing thread is new! As the starts and hearts, also the elfs are filled with small pieces of leftover fabric, making them very heavy for their size!

By using decorations made out of fabrics which normally would be seen as unusable or trash, we want to promote circular economy.

Brûlot Charentais

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Il étais une fois…le Brûlot Charentais

Il étais une fois en Charente, comme ailleurs en France, une habitude ancestrale de boire une boisson chaude le soir. Chaque région avait sa ou ses spécialités. A l’époque le café était un produit de luxe donc réservé pour les fêtes et les grandes occasions.

Café froid

A fin d’éviter le gaspillage de café, un Charentais eu l’idée de réchauffer son café avec de l’eau-de-vie. De l’association unique des arômes de café et de Cognac dans une boisson presque sans alcool, est né le Brûlot Charentais. La tradition à au moins trois siècles.

La tradition continue

Au Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie nous souhaitons entretenir et promouvoir cette tradition. Nous avons des services à brûlot faits mains par “Au Grès de Sophie“,  à Rouffignac,  et le Cognac Spécial Brulot du G.A.E.C Les Barbins à Orignolles. Où l’on distille encore et toujours,  dans des alambics centenaires au feu de bois.

 

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Once Upon a time..Brûlot Charentais

Once upon a time in Charente, like everywhere in France, there was a habit to drink something warm in the evening. Every region had its own specialitiy. At the time coffee wasn’t a drink for everyday, it was seen as a luxury product that was meant only for important occasions. 

Cold Coffee

Someone in Charente got an idea how to use cold coffee left over. The idea to combine the cold coffee with burning cognac created an aromatic drink with hardly no alcohol left. This tradition of Brûlot Charentais dates back at least three centuries.

The Tradition Continues

We, at Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie want to keep and promote this tradition. We have bought special Brûlot Charentais -sets from a local pottery maker “Au Grès de Sophie“, located in Rouffignac and the Special Cognac Brulot « Les Barbins »  comes from G.A.E.C Les Barbins in Orignolles -where the cognac is still distilled the traditional way, in their century-old wood-fired stills!


				
					

Abeille Noire – Brasserie artisanale (54)

Abeille Noire – Brasserie artisanale (54)

 

Abeille Noire, Apis mellifera au miel

Abeille Noire, Apis mellifera au miel

Brasserie et tatouage quelle connexion?

 

Brasserie Abeille Noire, crée en 2017 par Philippe et Tom Lorrain, est située en Meurthe-et-Moselle (54),dans le petit village de Mars la Tour, à environ 30 minutes de Metz direction Verdun.  Avant la creation de la brasserie, Philippe et Tom, père et fils, travaillaient déjà ensemble dans leur salon de tatouage Marstattoo.

Abeille Noire, Blanche Rhubarbe

Abeille Noire, Blanche Rhubarbe

Des bières de caractère

 

Tom est brasseur auto-dictat et il aime bien crée des bières qu’il a envie de boire lui même et qui ont du caractère, comme sa source d’inspiration: l’ abeille noire. La brasserie Abeille Noire utilise des orges français, le miel est produit localement par leur ruches et le blé provient de l’agriculteur du village. Ils n’utilise ni conservateurs ni arômes, qu’ils soient artificiels ou naturels.

 

Abeille Noire, bière aux orties

Abeille Noire, bière aux orties

Chez Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie

 

Nous avons les bières de Tom et Philippe dans notre cave en deux taille (0,33l et 0,75l). Vous pouvez les acheter à emporter pour déguster a la maison ou les consommer au restaurant à l’apéro ou en mangeant.

 

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Abeille Noire – Craft brewery (54)

 

Abeille Noir, Bière Blonde au Seigle

Bière Blonde au Seigle

Brewery and tattoo, what’s the connection?

 

Philippe et Tom Lorrain created Brasserie Abeille Noire in 2017. The brewery is situated in a little village of Mars la Tour in Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), approximately half an hour drive from Metz direction Verdun. At the time Philippe and Tom, father and son, were already working together in their tattoo shop Marstattoo.

Beers with character

 

Tom is a self-taught brewer and he prefers brewing beers with character –  like his source of inspiration: European dark bee “Abeille Noire”. For Tom it’s important to create the kind of beers he would like to drink himself too. The “Abeille Noire” brewery is using French barley in their production, the honey is produced locally by their own hives and the wheat comes from the farmer in the village. They do not use preservatives or flavors, whether artificial or natural.

 

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We have beers from Tom and Philippe in our cellar in two sizes (0.33l and 0.75l). You can buy them with you to enjoy at home or consume them in the restaurant as an aperitif or while eating.

 

References

Brasserie Abeille Noir; www.brasserie-abeillenoire.fr/ Magazine Bonnes Terres No 14; www.calameo.com/read/0050515796239d01d2191 Republican Lorrain; https://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/edition-briey/2019/12/11/les-idees-fermentent-dans-les-cuves-de-l-abeille-noire?fbclid=IwAR3_sLmibPPRbtf0F_x1qnb0QElPVNZApC_YshI_aMM_xtwv49_mGQOmjL8

Nos pains sont faites Maison! – Our breads are home made!

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Nos pains sont faites Maison!

Tous nos pains sont faites Maison avec les farines Bio du Moulin du Courneau à Laruscade: Pains aromatisés, Focaccia, Pain de campagne au levain, Ruisleipa de seigle complet au levain, Dansk Rugbrød… Mention Spéciale pour Maé NeDo et Ben Knox de la Brasserie Hop’scene qui ont fournis, à l’insu de leur plein gré, les “fonds de bouteille” pour démarrer le levain de seigle. 🙂

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Our breads are home made!

All our breads are homemade with organic flour from Moulin du Courneau in Laruscade: Flavored breads, Focaccia, French country bread, Wholemeal sourdough ryebread “Ruisleipä” (below), “Dansk Rugbrød” etc… Special mention goes to Maé NeDo and Ben Knox from the Hop’scene Brewery who provided, unbeknown to themselves, the “bottoms of the bottle” to start the rye sourdough. 🙂

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Castle of Montendre – Château de Montendre

 

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Castle of Montendre

Close to the Restaurant Cave La Quincaillerie there is the castle of Montendre – or what’s left of it. It’s a nice and cosy walk (depends on the weather of course..) and partly accessible to everyone. There are some stairs, but you can see most of the site without climbing them.

The castle is situated 114 meters over the sea level, and from here you’ll have wonderful view over the city and its surroundings. For the orientation and curiosity, there are signs pointing for example to London in UK, Sulz am Neckar in Germany and Onda in Spain.

sign to LondonSign to Onda in Spain

History

The first known fortress here was of wood and it was built in the ninth century. In the 12th century the fortress was rebuilt in stone, with solid walls, four circular towers and a square tower.

In 1453, after the battle of Castillion and capture of Bordeaux, the castle was in such a state that alterations were necessary. The square tower was rebuilt and the walls were raised again.

(Read more about the castle and its history in Wikipedia and on the website of the city of Montendre -both in French though.)

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In the beginning of 20th century the castle was private property, although some parts were left for open access. Already by then it was possible to take a walk in these beautiful surroundings.

When the owner died in 1953, she left the castle to the municipality. The development of the site continued, the square tower became museum to local traditions and arts, and the open air theater was constructed in 1959.

The ruins which today are serving as decoration for the theater, were once home of the La Rochefoucauld. The house was built in 1773 and it was still standing at the site in the beginning of the 20th century.

Theater in the castle of Montendreruins in Castle of Montendre

Calm and relaxing

Even though if the museum isn’t open, there is plenty to see. You can enter the site and take the stairs up to the theater for even better view over the surroundings. Or you can just walk around the castle and enjoy the park and nature around you. These photos were taken at the end of October and we had the whole site to ourselves. No crowds!

ancient well below the castlepath around the castle