Category Archives: Wine

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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Our best meal. Ever. Really.

This posting, which describes what my wife Jan and I agreed at the time was the best meal we’d ever eaten, has been a long time coming. To blame were, in part, technical problems (my camera); in part other commitments (paid … Continue reading

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The super market (Lisbon style)

As I wrote in my last blog posting, in Lisbon we discovered a “stunning market-cum-restaurant that other cities should copy immediately.” Today I’ll serve it up. On a Saturday morning, my wife Jan and I had hired a guide with a … 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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Our (Michelin) starred Christmas

Today the latest issue of Paris Match arrived in our mailbox, with an article on world-famous Chef Alain Ducasse preparing a “Dîner Grand Siècle à Versailles.” Leafing through the food photos, I said to my wife Jan that I didn’t … Continue reading

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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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A belated look at the truffle dog

It’s been a fairly hectic week (that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it), including a trip that included two nights in Toulouse (very pleasant, thank you). So I am only now writing about the special gourmet market in the centre of … Continue reading

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