Chateau Veux le Vicomte - Restaurants near or on way from Paris?
I will be driving from Paris tomorrow with some friends to Chateau Veux le Vicomte in Maincy. I was wondering if someone could recommend a nice place for lunch near or perhaps on the way. Something with great food and a nice atmosphere, but not too fancy or gastronomic, as we are headed back into Paris for a really nice dinner. Perhaps somewhere outside, or somewhere bistrot style - salads, sandwiches, nice plates etc... vegetarian options a must.
VAUX (not Veux) le Vicomte itself has a convenient restaurant-café. I hear the food is, well, convenient café food.
Right in front of the castle is a very well-done picnic area, with wooden tables and benches. Several times we brought our picnic shopped from Paris markets, and enjoyed the view of the castle while we lunched on foie gras and baguette and salad and pastries. That is my favorite meal option for Vaux le Vicomte. If you have a good dinner already scheduled that evening, picnic lunch may be your best bet.
You can also search on the board under "Barbizon", which is a very nice village nearby with nice-looking restaurants, but I have not tried them recently.
In terms of sitdown restaurants, I like very much the farm-restaurant Ferme de la Rcette in nearby Echouboulains. The farm-fresh food feels sooo far away from Paris… :-)