Category Archives: French food

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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Dishes of the day — 01/06/2017

At the end of April I wrote about a new, lower-cost lunch menu being served at the Michelin-starred Le Grand Bleu in Sarlat, available at lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I called that posting “What a deal — and … Continue reading

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What a deal — and “bistronomic” to boot

Suppose you were planning a trip to the Greater Daglan Area of southwest France, thought it might be interesting to see why Michelin-starred restaurants are so fussed over, but were concerned about pushing your budget into the stratosphere. I think … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food (the best restaurants)

The latest  list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” has now been published, and here are my short comments on those that we — my wife Jan and I — have enjoyed. Ranking No. 3 worldwide this year was El … Continue reading

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Another seasonal first

Each March, it seems, we are delighted to find the first strawberries of the season showing up in stores and markets. And so it was yesterday, when we stopped at the (wonderful) Grand Frais food store in Bergerac. There they were … Continue reading

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Truffle heaven

The Greater Daglan Area, or GDA, is known for producing excellent black truffles. And the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gindreau is known for producing excellent dishes with them. And so it was that on this past Thursday — when my wife … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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