Tag Archives: Basque food

It’s not all Michelin stars

Over the years that I’ve been posting this blog, I’ve written countless times about various fine-dining experiences, often at restaurants in France (and elsewhere) with one, two or even three Michelin stars. So just in case you’ve been wondering — … Continue reading

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Phew! The Basque place still has what it takes

We have been fans of Le Tournepique for a long time. That’s the Basque restaurant in Castelnaud, about 10 kilometres north of Daglan. Obviously it’s not our “favourite” restaurant (hello? …  no Michelin stars!). But for my wife Jan and … Continue reading

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Spanish flavours and colours on French plates

You might think that Italy and Spain get fairly equal billing around here, since they both border France, but in Southwest France, including the Greater Daglan Area, Spain is ahead by a country mile. It’s not uncommon for full-time or … Continue reading

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Dorade Royale, Spanish-style

We’ve often eaten at the Basque restaurant Le Tournepique, located at the foot of the bridge at Castelnaud, about 10 kilometres from Daglan — to the point that we’ve become creatures of habit. My wife Jan orders the mussels with … Continue reading

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Restaurant with a view

Yesterday (Sunday) was another wonderful day in the ongoing festival of feasting that my wife Jan and I have embarked upon, but not because the food represented the peak of culinary invention. Rather it was because we were able to … Continue reading

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