Tag Archives: Le Tournepique

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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The Flaming Tower of Beef

Just in time, before you completely forget about Radio Free Daglan since my posting of October 8, I am back from my surgical interlude (carpal tunnel release operation; right wrist; went very well; thank you, thank you very much). And … 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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Spurts of growth, bursts of colour

After our soggy spring, the Greater Daglan Area has jumped straight into summer, with a pretty toasty heat wave going on right now. The combination of lots of spring rain followed by lots of summer sun has made for some … 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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Lunch with Eleanor, and lomo

Before we begin our previously scheduled posting, it is time for a Public Service Announcement. Public Service Announcement: As you will see from the new photo at the top of this blog, we are approaching the time when our village … 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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