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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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A lovely few days Down South

A full week ago, my wife and I took a mini-vacation Down South — in the resort town of Biarritz, tucked into the southwest corner of France — and I’ve been meaning to write about our trip ever since. In … Continue reading

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Restaurant with a view

Yesterday (Sunday) was another wonderful day in the ongoing festival of feasting that my wife Jan and I have embarked upon, but not because the food represented the peak of culinary invention. Rather it was because we were able to … Continue reading

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