Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lovely food in the centre of Bordeaux

Yesterday my wife Jan and I had to travel to Bordeaux for an appointment and, as you might expect, we took the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch. (Shocked, are you?) Planning ahead, we had checked out both our latest Michelin guide as … Continue reading

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Fabrice le Chef, reimagined

Fabrice le Chef, or Fabrice Lemonnier as he’s more formally known, has reimagined himself, and now Daglan has a new restaurant. Today was opening day; my wife Jan and I were there for lunch; and we left with the feeling that … Continue reading

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Flower power

For us, Daglan’s first-ever Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival, began at 7 o’clock this morning. That’s when vans and cars began arriving in the courtyard called La Fontaine, right next to our bedroom window, and flower merchants began setting up … Continue reading

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Splashdown!

You may have been wondering what’s happening with the gabares that sail out of La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne River, now that tourist season is on the horizon. Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, so here goes. First some background, in case … Continue reading

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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … Continue reading

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