My French boyfriend and I lunched there twice during our stay in France in July 2008, at both times with French friends or family. In our experience, we were received graciously by the host, who yes, is a bit of an unsmiling soul, but the food is definitely worth going off the beaten track. We found the portions to be satisfying and the food expertly prepared by the kitchen. My boyfriend's cousin knows the staff very well (he resides in the area) and at no time were we rushed, given wines which did not compliment the food, etc. The scrambled eggs with truffles are famous and well worth the visit! Besides, the inn itself is so charming, with associations to the 19th century French auther Honore de Balzac.