Gateway to Gourmet Paradise
Le Romaine du Lac is a repository of the nature’s treasures as well as a paradise for art collectors and gourmet connoisseurs. It was a vast construction project originated from a dream of building a traditional countryside restaurant back in 1999. With wisdom and perseverance, supported by enormous resources, experts travelled throughout the provinces of Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangsu and deep into remote villages in order to bring back the most exquisite wood and stone carvings. It is the finest representation of the owner’s attitude to life as well as the pinnacles of human treasures and nature’s gifts converge. The manager will be there to give us a special restaurant building tour with stories about how they build this amazing place over the last 5 years, in the past, it was just an empty rice field with a one big old tree, because they loved the old tree and so decided to make here a dream place where they always have had in mind for years.
Once you reached there, you will immediately sense the refreshing comfort that the sky and trees around gives you. Ji Qing Gate opens your vision to a vest Jiangnan Garden and leads you through the beauty of plantations of the four seasons, changing from green to red and gold to solver. Taihu lake stones carefully set for the landscape. You can peep through a beautiful bamboo forest with a path built with bricks of the Emperor, which witnessed many incidents in the history of the Chinese dynasties. After passing a stone bridge and the pagoda trees, you will come to a pavilion, a pond with fishes swimming and the hundred year old chessboard from Ming Qing Dynasties. In the traditional Chinese living quarter, the elegance of history is unreservedly presented in front of you. Further away is a Han white jade stand with dragon carvings from the Qing Qianlong era sitting on the grass. Chickens and gooses are happily live in their farm at the back of the garden.
During the lunch, their brilliant head chef will give us a talk and show us how to prepare the very best Pan-fired gras liver with red wine sauce or vinegar and we will be able to sample taste this amazing and mouth watering dish. More than the great chicken goose farm,in order to prepare the best healthy food for the guests, the owner decided to plant food locally and this also helps with the local farmer to get job and learn the organic way of growing food. The Organic Farm provides the top quality and freshest vegetable for Le Romaine du Lac, we will be able to pick up the vegetable ourself and we can purchase them during our visit(cash payment only). After the tasty home-made cuisine for lunch, we will walk though a lovely quiet local village and meet some local farmers to learn their life and the changes though out these years.