We were in Laval the other day sorting out some business and doing some shopping, and stumbled across a new bar/restaurant by the château. We had lunch there.
My choice from menu du jour was steak brochettes. I never ask for rare steak in a restaurant I don't know, since I can't stand bad rare steak, so I asked for medium. They were a perfect medium; pink all the way through except for a nicely seasoned, browned surround. No gristle either, so it'll be rare next time. Anita's choice of fish was also delicious.
The bright yellow thing standing on the floor by the bar area is a meat slicer, the kind where you turn the handle and a cradle holding the meat oscillates back and forth past a rotating circular cutting disc. It worked too, cos I turned the handle to check. I'm not sure if it quite works as a decoration, but it certainly is eye-catching.
We were asked, when we went in, if we had booked, which surprised us, Laval not being known as a hive of activity in the mid-August holiday season. But the place got quite full as we ate, and we decided that a reservation would be a worthwhile precaution for future visits. It's called Le Bistro Du Palais. We'll be back.
Oh, and the view from the rear terrace is nice, too.