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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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Fabrice le Chef, reimagined

Fabrice le Chef, or Fabrice Lemonnier as he’s more formally known, has reimagined himself, and now Daglan has a new restaurant. Today was opening day; my wife Jan and I were there for lunch; and we left with the feeling that … 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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Our express (two-hour) lunch

Life is returning to the Greater Daglan Area, after a typically grey and quiet-as-a-mouse winter. Flowering trees are bursting into bloom, fields are being plowed and readied for planting, and — perhaps most welcome — establishments are opening for “the … Continue reading

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Mixed results at a new Asian restaurant

Even the most ardent lover of traditional food here in the Périgord can grow weary of cuisse de canard and magret de canard and manchons de canard. So a new Asian restaurant — like a Vietnamese restaurant that recently opened … Continue reading

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Christmas feasting follow-up

Some days before Christmas, my wife Jan and I were discussing our feasting plans for the holidays. “How about something different?” she asked. “Well, I think we’re always eating things that are somewhat different, from confit de canard to Indian … Continue reading

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Roast duckling and other tidbits

On this past weekend, Canadian friends were celebrating Grey Cup Sunday. You may have missed it — you know, the annual Canadian Football League championship game. This year, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (Oh, that Grey Cup.) But … Continue reading

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