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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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Lovely food in the centre of Bordeaux

Yesterday my wife Jan and I had to travel to Bordeaux for an appointment and, as you might expect, we took the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch. (Shocked, are you?) Planning ahead, we had checked out both our latest Michelin guide as … Continue reading

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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part II

This past Wednesday was our day for lunch at the storied restaurant of Paul Bocuse, just north of Lyon, and our visit to l’Auberge du Pont de Collonges turned out to be quite wonderful. As I wrote in Part I of this … Continue reading

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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part I

For my birthday trip a year ago, my wife Jan and I chose the exotic — a vacation in Marrakech. This February, we went for the gastronomic — travelling by train from our village of Daglan to France’s culinary capital, Lyon. In case … Continue reading

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Star struck

I don’t know about you, but I am a fan of the Michelin system of rating restaurants. My wife Jan and I have now eaten in a host of starred restaurants in France and England, and with few exceptions, we … Continue reading

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An oh-so-leisurely Sunday lunch

A leisurely Sunday lunch with good friends, enjoying fine food, is both a treat and a tradition for us here in the Greater Daglan Area. However, I do make a distinction between plain-old leisurely and so-much-time-between-courses-that-you-could-learn-how-to-play-contract-bridge leisurely. Unfortunately, the latter … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — an intro

Over the years, my wife Jan and I have dined in countless Michelin-starred restaurants (well, okay, at least 21 starred restaurants that I can remember), with many return visits to some of them. Their locations range from  London to  Paris, … Continue reading

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Lunching in Daglan: a few tidbits

There has been precious little blog-posting lately, because there has been precious lots of sweltering going on. We are now stuck in the longest heat wave that my wife Jan and I can remember since we moved to Daglan. On … Continue reading

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And how was lunch? Simply delumptious!

You may not think that delumptious is actually a word, but my wife Jan uses it when we have something that’s truly delicious and scrumptious, and so it must be correct. Certainly delumptious is an excellent way to describe the … Continue reading

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Amazed, surprised and delighted — once again

We have eaten at the Michelin-starred Le Grand Bleu in Sarlat so many times that it may seem surprising that we can still be amazed, surprised and delighted by Chef Maxime Lebrun’s creations. But we are, and never more so … Continue reading

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