L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc: nice country French at SdB
typical French country restaurand serving locals and visitors alike with friendly faces and very good food.
We were way into the country and to go back will be too long without eating so we decided to have lunch here at the Auberge du Cheval Blanc in the place Royale (tel +33 (0) 5 59 67 36 52 of Sauveterre de Béarn. It was a pleasant choice, friendly service, fast ,and funny exchanges with the servers. The food was done on site nothing special just home made, entrée of salad of chévre chaud (hot goat cheese), beef and cheddar cheese lasagna in a terrecotta hollow dish very original and delicious, créme brulée for dessert, with water , bread , all for 12,80€ per person and a glass of rosé wine from the Jurançon area for 2,80€. good deal
Favorite Dish: entrée of salad of chévre chaud (hot goat cheese), beef and cheddar cheese lasagna in a terrecotta hollow dish very original and delicious, créme brulée for dessert, with water , bread , all for 12,80€ per person and a glass of rosé wine from the Jurançon area for 2,80€. good dealRelated to:
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Boulangerie/Pâtisserie Le Sarment: great bargains at the boulangerie,Gan
On the road in France I go thru many many villages towns, cities, sometimes alone and others with the family, restos are nice but food in France is sublime anywhere if you know where to look. This one was a find, I will be back on my rounds...
This time we were at Gan for the caves de jurançon wines we decided to go over the bakery or boulangerie next to them, here is Chuchi, the owner. The sandwiches are a work of art, the sweets magnificent and to have it all better we ask the cave to open a bottle of cold wine for us, so we had a grand picnic on the outdoor benches of the bakery.
You don't need to be at the caves, passing by and visiting Chuchi will be enough. It is right on Avenue Henri IV Gan from Pau on the N134 follow direction Gan Centre just before the by level road that takes you further into Oloron Sainte Marie.
The bakery is pack of sandwiches, breads, croissants, pain aux chocolat, and various sweets such as those with almonds and chocolate.
Favorite Dish: croque monsieur with honey and ham bayonne and goat cheese (brebis), almond cakes, ,breads, and the wine from the cave a rose Oh Biarnesa. great!Related to:
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Café Les Suisses: Nice Swiss in St Jean de Luz
nice resto cafe and ice cream in the pl Louis XIV where the world goes by you. another oldie now can post the photo, I was there with my boys on this time (see photo) so an all boys outing in the basque country of Aquitaine. And we have come back ::)
The square and cafe are following the tradition of the visit here by king Louis XIV to seal the boundaries and treaties with Spain marrying a Spanish heir Maria Teresa.
A red wall in the background, outside a small bar and on each side, 2 wood walls animated large ice on which appear, chalk, the proposals of the moment: the wine by the glass of course, we are in a wine bar, but also with tapas of beautiful quality and when you see them through their small plates or shellfish mouth watered immediately. Not to mention great ice creams !!!
Depending on the time and the arrival of fresh products, you will discover some tapas hot soft-boiled egg, Xingara Yacouba, slices of pig's ears, sheep, and capers, roasted scallops, butter 1/2 salt, macaroon and grilled Aizpurua - beautiful and delicious pudding-, trout of Banka with green lemon, caviar of herring, cochonaille plates, Louis Ospital Bayonne ham ,the plate of sausage Jesus of Oteiza, etc., not to mention oysters and shells in portion. All with handpicked wines. A very nice idea and an immediate infatuation.
You will love.
Favorite Dish: plateau de fruit de mer for 69€ a whole family can eat lol! seafoof platter.
oysters and red wine,,,basque tuna bonito, all great over time.Related to:
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L'Assiette Gourmand: Fabulous food along the Dordogne
This restaurant is signposted on the D29 near Alles sur Dordogne (about 20mins from Bergerac). It had a charming garden and lovely decor and very friendly owners who insist the kitchen is open at all hours. The food is all top quality, locally sourced specialities and it was all delicious.
Closed Tuesdays, no credit cards.
Favorite Dish: I had a tapa of black pudding with onion chutney, foie gras then confit of duck breast. It was very rich and extremely tasty.
L'Oasis: Friendly local and good food
We came in here on a freezing cold January night as nowhere else was open in the area. We were greeted by the owner and a couple of his friends. The restaurant is large and more like a cafe than a restaurant as it was brightly lit and had little atmosphere.
The owner however was a lovely guy who made us very welcome and the food was superb. Well presented and freshly cooked food it was certainly a place we will go back to in March when we visit the area again.
Ok we came back last week and had lunch on the last day of our short break. We got to the restaurant at about 1pm and without offering us a menu they proceeded to dish up soup, wine, water, followed by duck with pine nuts and lettuce. Then came steak in a pepper sauce, french fries and fresh veg. after came 7 different types of cheese to choose from and as if we didn't have any room a dessert!!!
A family run business that we will go to again in June. It is worth going to the area just for this restauarant.
Favorite Dish: The first time we came here I ordered the asiette de crudites and my friend had the mozarella and tomato salad to start. I then had the steak which was tender and cooked to perfection. My friend had the omelette. We were also gave us some pumpkin soup on the house which was jolly tasty.
Le Chat: Good food, but mind the cats!!
This lovely restaurant is set in a medieval town called LIMEUIL. It is a town where the Dordogne river meets the Vezere river.
The town has limited parking. It is a popular town with tourists because of it's beauty. Set on the banks of the river Le Chat is a lovely restaurant. The hosts are welcoming and friendly. The food is of superb quality. It is like being at home.
The only problem for me was that there were cats roaming around. I know it s not a problem to a lot of people but I am scared stiff of the things!!! After a while the lady did actually move the little b***er that was pestering me and I was able to relax.
Favorite Dish: On this occassion I had a pizza which was so fresh and full of wonderful vegetables and mozarella. Chris had a truffle omelette and my friend had pizza too. You must try the ice creams if you come here. They are truly scrumptious. A good bottle of wine to complete the meal. Will definitely go back there in June.
La Bodega: Cosy local bar
Although this is a Tapas Bar the feel was very French indeed. We ate here twice as the friendly atmosphere drew us back.
It is a small bar that seemed to be frequented by locals. It is run by a husband and wife team and the tapas were of very good quality.
Favorite Dish: The Patatas Bravas and the Tortilla were very tasty.
Restaurant l'Abbeye: Comfort & great food.
Bottle of vin du pays Bergerac
Coffee & armagnac
33.5 euros - thats 23.00 Great Britain Pounds or $44 to our American friends.
As the food was delicious, the service prompt and the ambience warm & comfortable, I think this would be difficult to beat for value.
Favorite Dish: I will admit to a tremendous liking for Garlic potage, simple dish but unbeatable when done well.
La Salvetat Hotel & Restaurant.: La Salvetat - Prepare to be filled up.
This really is a very special place to eat.
The menu is extensive & the food beautifully prepared and presented
The heavily beamed indoor dining area, with it's central enormous fire, is comfortable and the decor is truely charming.
Favorite Dish: I had the 33 Euros set menu.
Eggs with truffles
Grilled duck breast
Goats cheese in pastry
& a whole tarte of apple, cinnemon and a dab of glace which eventually finished me off.
Excellent wine cellar as well (treated myself to an excellent red - what the hell you're only young once)
Au Bureau: Al Fresco Eating
Had a really lovely meal in the city of Bordeaux at this large restaurant.
It was busy but the waiters were still very attentive. The food took a while to arrive but it was worth the wait. The place was clean and the food was reasonably priced.
Favorite Dish: Having seen a pizza on someone else's plate I had one too and it was very tasty. My husband had the salad which had duck and livers in it. (not my choice but he loved it!!)
Washed down with a couple of beers it kept us going for many hours!
Concorde Restaurant: Restaurant on the edge of the city.
bArriving in Bordeaux after an hour in the car we needed a coffee and this was the first place we found. We only had a coffee but the food that was being served looked excellent and well presented. The staff were efficient and friendly.
A three-course lunch is €15.00, which I thought was good value for money.
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