Dish du jour — 2010/12/06

What better on a quiet, cool Monday than a nice warming meal? So off we went today to Les Prés Gaillardou on the outskirts of La Roque-Gageac, for their 15-euro menu du jour lunch. Here’s a look at the restaurant:

Restaurant entrance

The entrance to Les Prés Gaillardou

The entrée on Mondays is always the same thing: a gésier salad. Strange though it may seem, that’s a fairly popular dish in southwest France; it’s essentially a composed salad of greens with a light vinaigrette, some walnut pieces, and whole lot of duck gizzards that have been cooked in the confit method (slow cooking in duck fat) and then sliced into small bits and scattered over the top. Because it’s so meaty, it’s a pretty filling dish.

And speaking of meaty, we come now to the main course, which on Mondays is roast pork with prunes and a nice garlicky gravy, served with a roast tomato half and a small tower of whipped potatoes garnished with carrot pieces. A very tasty treat, as you’ll see:

A roast pork main dish

A nicely decorated serving of roast pork with prunes.

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