Tag Archives: strawberries

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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What a deal — and “bistronomic” to boot

Suppose you were planning a trip to the Greater Daglan Area of southwest France, thought it might be interesting to see why Michelin-starred restaurants are so fussed over, but were concerned about pushing your budget into the stratosphere. I think … Continue reading

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Another seasonal first

Each March, it seems, we are delighted to find the first strawberries of the season showing up in stores and markets. And so it was yesterday, when we stopped at the (wonderful) Grand Frais food store in Bergerac. There they were … Continue reading

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As “French country” as they come

It’s sometimes amazing how much food you can get for so little money in a French restaurant — provided it’s a restaurant that’s out in the country, serving set meals (such as a menu ouvrier, or worker’s menu). A case in … Continue reading

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A not-so-hidden gem

This posting is about a gem of a place that seems to have been hidden in plain sight. And we owe it to friends Elisabeth and Gerhard for convincing us to try Le Bistrot d’Epicure — a restaurant that my wife Jan and I had driven past … Continue reading

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Lunching frenzy

When my wife Jan and I used to travel on vacation from Toronto to Daglan, we would eat lunch outside our home just about every day — not only to try new restaurants, but also to visit new towns and villages. But … Continue reading

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Chuffed? C’est nous!

The Anglophones who live full-time or most of the year in Daglan are feeling pretty chuffed today. And well we might. Yesterday’s lunch for the Club de l’Amitié (Friendship Club) was a major success, and it was all planned, prepared and … Continue reading

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