This afternoon we were in Sarlat with visiting Toronto friends Darlene and Rob, and thought that lunch at Le Bistro de l’Octroi would be a good idea. And it turned out we were right.
I won’t cover all our food and drink choices, but instead will focus only on my main course or plat principal — a dish featuring that seasonal treat, black truffles.
The whole dish was a good-sized helping of tagliatelle, coated with a delicious light brown sauce featuring flecks of truffle. And sitting nicely on top was a beautifully seared piece of that local favourite, foie gras.
And here’s my plate:
While we usually think of pasta as an Italian dish, the foie gras and the truffle pieces definitely turned this main course into something decidedly southwestern French. And that was absolutely fine with me.