Tag Archives: Le Vieux Logis

Back to Trémolat (for lunch, of course)

Driving to the village of Trémolat, west of Daglan, takes just 45 minutes or so, and it’s worth the drive. Trémolat is a lovely village with several nice places to lunch. So when my wife Jan and I heard from … 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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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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Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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Easter dining — in a bistro

An argument can be made that one shouldn’t bother driving nearly an hour to eat Easter lunch in a bistro, when the identical drive will take you to a Michelin-starred restaurant that’s literally across the street from the bistro. Makes … Continue reading

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This is Halloween?

Well, I do actually know that today is Halloween. The sky is darkening as I write this; there are candies in a bowl in the kitchen, waiting for the kids to arrive; and our carved pumpkin is on the front … Continue reading

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Beauty on the plate

As I wrote in a recent posting,  the Greater Daglan Area was basking in beautiful late-summer weather at the end of September, when our friend Robin stayed with my wife Jan and me. So when the three of us visited … Continue reading

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