Tag Archives: Champagne

Polishing off the Tour de France

The time frame may be different, but our basic idea for finishing off the Tour de France — the Sunday “Ride into Paris” — is the same. Namely, Champagne, good food, good friends. When my wife Jan and I lived … Continue reading

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Day tripping to Toulouse

Whether you’re a regular visitor to the Greater Daglan Area, or a first-timer, I’d recommend a trip to the city of Toulouse, if you can spare the time. It’s about two hours by train from Gourdon, the station that often … Continue reading

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A four-hour lunch (with sticker shock)

When friends Keith and Kathy (K-2) were contemplating their recent trip here,  to see some of the Tour de France in person, we first did some long-distance planning. Among our decisions was that at least one Michelin-starred lunch was in … 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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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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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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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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