As I wrote in a recent posting, the Greater Daglan Area was basking in beautiful late-summer weather at the end of September, when our friend Robin stayed with my wife Jan and me.
So when the three of us visited the restaurant Le Vieux Logis in Trémolat (back on Wednesday, September 24), we had the pleasure of sitting outside, under the trees. We were there for the “tapas” lunch, which refers to many small courses and not to anything Spanish.
That day, I thought that the mix of sunshine and shadows made all our plates look especially inviting. In this posting, I’ll keep the words to a minimum — I think I’ve written often enough about how good the Michelin-starred Le Vieux Logis is — and just show off some lovely food on the plates.
I’ll begin at the beginning, with an entrée of foie gras:
Then came this serving of cold poached lobster with pieces of tomato:
Then we were served this unusual dish, built around slices of artichoke hearts in a flavourful jelly:
The three of us particularly enjoyed the next dish, a piece of roast fish, served with a rich sauce and topped with a slice of succulent beef marrow:
For the main meat course, we were served roast veal, like this:
Each time we’ve eaten at Le Vieux Logis, the cheese course is far from the ordinary French serving — which is usually two or three pieces of cheese on a plate. This was a creamy, whipped dish of cheese:
And then came desserts. First was this amazing creation of meringue balls, swirled with chestnut purée:
Next came a refreshing sorbet with fresh strawberries:
And should you end a meal with chocolate? Well, I think the answer should be obvious here:
After lingering over coffees, we drove on to the town of Bergerac, to wander around the old area known as Vieux Bergerac. Still, it was the memory of a wonderful lunch that remained in my mind.