Tag Archives: Sarlat

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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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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A seasonal treat in Sarlat

This afternoon we were in Sarlat with visiting Toronto friends Darlene and Rob, and thought that lunch at Le Bistro de l’Octroi would be a good idea. And it turned out we were right. I won’t cover all our food … 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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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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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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Dish du jour — 5/10/2014

Two separate sets of friends stayed with us in Daglan at the end of September and beginning of October, which meant (a) lots of opportunity for fine dining, and (b) not much time for writing blog postings. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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