Monthly Archives: September 2016

Beauty (and taste) on the plate in Sarlat

Having written several times about the Michelin-starred restaurant in Sarlat, Le Grand Bleu, I’ll be brief in this posting. But since my wife Jan and I had a lovely lunch there yesterday with our friend Joanne, and since all three of us … Continue reading

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La Cantine’s fast, sure start

It’s a pleasure to recognize a hit, and it looks like Chef Fabrice Lemonnier’s new restaurant in Daglan, La Cantine, started fast, picked up speed, and now is approaching the village’s quiet season as a full-blown success. My wife Jan and I keep … Continue reading

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Dishes du jour — 08 – 09 – 2016

Today’s posting simply picks up where yesterday’s posting finished. We’re still at a Sunday lunch in Bergerac, a drive of about an hour and a quarter from Daglan, at a very good restaurant called L’Imparfait. To remind you, here’s an … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 07-09-2016

In a break from tradition (sort of), I’m not going to devote this  blog posting to an exhaustive review of each dish that we recently enjoyed at an excellent lunch. Instead, in the interests of giving readers a quick taste of … Continue reading

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Summer ends, the best month begins

As we’ve moved into September, there are signs that summer is winding down. Day-time highs are still in the 30-degrees-Celsius range, but mornings are cool. A prolonged lack of rain has started to give a dried-out look to some of the … Continue reading

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