Tag Archives: desserts

Lovely place, lovely lunch

What started us on our most recent restaurant discovery was a recommendation from friend Rosemary, who had enjoyed lunch with her family at Domaine de Monrecour.  On Tuesday, Jan and I visited the place with friends Roy and Helen, and … Continue reading

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Dishes du jour — 20 August 2020

Today we were back at Restaurant O Moulin in Carsac (about 30 minutes from Daglan), for lunch with first-timers Nancy and Iain. I know what you’re thinking: Gee, you write about this place a lot. Yes I do, and that’s … Continue reading

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Lunch in (yes, in!) a restaurant (and a terrific one to boot!)

While restaurants in the Greater Daglan Area have been open for a while, my wife Jan and I had been cautious about eating in confined public spaces, and so we had been using the take-out option (as loyal readers will … Continue reading

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Yet another try at the take-out option

Restaurants in the Greater Daglan Area are now allowed to serve people indoors, not just outside on terraces. Still, Jan and I have been cautious, and have used the take-out services of nearby restaurants for our Sunday lunches. And so … Continue reading

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Weird dreams, and other lock-down notes

A week ago, my wife Jan and I were having a Skype session with son Michael and daughter-in-law Vanessa in Toronto when the subject of dreams came up. What started the discussion was a news article which said that because … Continue reading

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Roast pork? Sweet!

At the start of the month, my wife Jan and I tried the new take-out service from Daglan’s own lovely restaurant, Le Petit Paris.  I described the event in the posting “A restaurant comes to us,” on April 2. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Our Super Sunday successes (holiday edition)

Did you ever have this thought: “What if I threw a party, and nobody came?” I must admit I was feeling a bit of that apprehension before yesterday’s Marché de Noël. Knowing the huge amount of work that had gone … Continue reading

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A sneak peek, plus a few rich dishes

Today’s posting covers two fairly different topics — one related to the holiday that is fast approaching, and the other related to a favourite topic in these parts (food, of course). First, the Christmas item. Admiring our village Christmas tree … Continue reading

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A fine-dining duo, and a home-spun meal

This past weekend we finished a round of fine dining on two consecutive days, and now are feeling contented, if a tad more plump. And we continue to be amazed and impressed at the innovative approaches of two of the … Continue reading

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Dinner at a Parisian classic

La Coupole isn’t exactly ancient — it’s not even 100 yet — but it’s certainly a Parisian classic. And just recently my wife Jan and I enjoyed dinner at this famous Montparnasse brasserie. The occasion was the start of our … Continue reading

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