How 2 – Eat @ Le Mans 24h Race 2013

Every year I try to join my friends @ the Le Mans 24 h race sometime around mid June. Eating well can be a challenge but this year We did just fine.. here’s the main meals

 Friday @ Le Mans is well know as Mad Friday.. This is a day of Beautiful cars on the streets. Burnouts and in this case, Lars having a Cremé Bruleea

First test is Lars looking closely at the Mulsanne Creme Brulee

Before race start a visit to the Grand Marnier Crepe stand… nice to see that both maker and result was proud to be here…

Experience @ work
Une belle Crêpe

Then a bottle or two of Pommery brut… investigating if my statement is correct.. You need to choose car depending on your drink… i.e. choose Aston Martin and you end up drinking champagne… hereby confirmed. 

Pommery Brut followed by a pink

Just before race start, We are hungry and the official restaurant Brasserie drags us in… not just because of the overpriced menu but also due to the pit lane terrace and several large televisions.

Prebaked bread

Rillettes du Mans… a really good choice and product. local and good

Cæsar salad and butter for Lars

We continue on bubbles

Then a Canard (duck) for 1 -soso

Rosini burger.. Ok but not where it should be… bread is first indicatior

 Baba au rhum…. no good

AUDI nr 3 leaving the pit
Tragedy hit Le Mans 2013 with driver Allan Simonsen having a fatal accident just 4 laps into the race. It takes quite a while before the information trickles out and life on the track continues. A life ended too shortly …. at least it was lived while it lasted… sorry for my poor sensibility and strong felt condolences for the family….

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Come evening we take the tram into Le Mans city.. I have looked at TripAdvisor and drag the friends to the current recommendation well knowing that fine dining, Michelin and such is not welcome in this crowd.

La Baraque á Boeuf

Haut Medoc

Salade du Chevre

Chicken salad – moist and crisp – perfect

The steak… layered.. pepper sauce and good fries 

Or with Roquefort

chocolat moelleux

Baraque du Boeuf is a strong recommendation.. the service was fast, correct and friendly and the food was incredible value for money (27€ avg incl. wine and beers) and I fully understand the tripadvisor rating.

Walking back over the Track

Gourmet burger – The Van is called.. I am not convinced.. but i went down

Lessons Learned
  • It is not easy but possible to eat better @ the racetrack
  • I can make sense to pay too much when options are limited
  • Plan ahead… everyone has different habits that needs catering.
  • Champagne Saturday was a nice change to the standard beer drinking.

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