A well-deserved upgrade

I have been raving about Le Gindreau, the restaurant in Saint-Médard, for quite a while. The food, the service, the atmosphere — they are impressive and have seemed to keep on improving.

As a refresher, the restaurant is less than an hour’s drive south of Daglan, and is located in a former schoolhouse. Since Chef Pascal Bardet and his wife Sandrine bought the place from the previous chef, it’s been renovated and refreshed. And here are just a couple of photographic reminders:

First, here is a fish dish I had when we enjoyed lunch there on Christmas Day, 2016:

Delicate fish in a delicious broth.

Delicate fish in a delicious broth.

And here’s another dish — the chocolate concoction I had for dessert:

What's wrong with chocolate that a bit more chocolate won't cure?

What’s wrong with chocolate that a bit more chocolate won’t cure?

Back in 2016, on January 5, I posted a rave review that also described my thoughts on Michelin ratings. It was called “Star struck.” And at the end of the posting, here is what I wrote about Le Gindreau:

All along the way, service was polite and friendly and efficient. Ambiance? Quiet but not stuffy. The young sommelier is excellent, and the wine list is more than adequate.

Bottom line? I think it’s time for Michelin to upgrade Le Gindreau to two stars.

And guess what? The reviewers at Michelin agreed — in the 2017 ratings, Le Gindreau was indeed awarded two stars.


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5 Responses to A well-deserved upgrade

  1. Samandjill Hershfield says:


    Thanks so much for sharing this culinary gem with us on our visit. it was spectacular.

    Now that Council’s Pool Parlor is having its fourth life, we’ll take you there when you next return.


    It’s sure to earn Trois Etoiles au Michelin!


  2. Paul says:

    Hi Loren

    Should you be in Bordeaux, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent has also gained a second star. The prices are stratospheric!


  3. James Douglas Curson says:

    I’m missing your blogs!!

  4. Jan says:

    I am sure you will enjoy Loren’s report of his (our) birthday trip to Lisbon. Your taste buds will appreciate the wait! All the very best, Doug, from a rainy Daglan.

  5. loren24250 says:

    Just you wait. More in the works, once I get some photo problems sorted out.

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