Category Archives: Cafés in France

A not-so-impressive first try

We first heard of the place from a variety of friends and acquaintances. Lots of buzz.  It seemed that a young British couple — both trained chefs, both experienced at the Ritz in London — had opened a new restaurant … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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Comfort food at the new café

Today my wife Jan and I had our first chance to try the food at Daglan’s new café, having previously just had an afternoon coffee there, and here’s my report. You may recall that I wrote about the café on … Continue reading

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Lose a tea room, gain a café

It’s something like one step backward, and then one step ahead. It seems definite that our village is losing its tea room, Le Thé Vert, as owners Judith and Paul Thomason have decided to sell their place and move back … 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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Lunching frenzy

When my wife Jan and I used to travel on vacation from Toronto to Daglan, we would eat lunch outside our home just about every day — not only to try new restaurants, but also to visit new towns and villages. But … Continue reading

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Slipperies on a sunny Sunday

Graciously, the skies did not choose to rain today. Instead, the Greater Daglan Area was bathed in glorious sunshine all day — and in fact the bright blue sky and fluffy clouds remain very much in evidence as I write this, … Continue reading

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