France Weekend
Bailliage of Bordelais
Les Eyzies, October 13-14, 2017
The Dordogne: a famed gastronomy destination

We got together in the magnificent Dordogne to enjoy a wonderful experience together: a walk with friends. The grape harvest was over and the landscape was bathed in gold: it was a delightful moment.

The Dordogne is an extraordinary region renowned for its gastronomy and hospitality. Which is why, every year, we like to showcase its charms and it’s always worth it. Chancelier Claire Veaux and Jean François Guichard, Bailli of Bordeaux, organised a really lovely weekend for us.

In the words of Bailli Jean-François Guichard…

“It was on a beautiful warm day that some twenty members got together for this weekend, organised by the Bordeaux Bailliage on the themes of hunting and pre-history.

After a quick, but excellent, lunch at the Café Lascaux at the entrance to the “Lascaux 4” site, we marvelled at the pre-historic reconstruction and the treasures on display.

Chef Pascal Lombard, from Les Glycines in Les Eyzies, devised a menu on the theme of hunting. We were dazzled by his expertise and our taste buds thoroughly enjoyed this culinary adventure.”

As an appetiser at Les Glycines, we enjoyed a creamy hunters’ garlic soup on toasted bread.

We then tucked into the pulled hare, served with lovage and a delicate wild chestnut cream accompanied by a 2013 Côtes de Bourg Château de la Grave “Grains Fins” AOC.

We thoroughly enjoyed the grouse and wood pigeon pie with foie gras and truffle, served with a red 2014 La Colombière Coste AOC Fronton, which was divine.

We were then spellbound by the wild deer roasted in bacon with a creamy smoked potato puree infused with juniper. The 2014 Pécharmant Château Mondazur “Les Argiles Bleues” AOC was beautifully paired with this game dish.

Finally, to conclude this incredible feast, dessert was fig with walnut sabayon and buckwheat crisps served with a delicious “Argelette” cider. A triumph.

It was a magnificent event shared by food-loving friends: let’s do it again next year!

Chloé Cazaux Grandpierre
Chancelier Provincial, Aquitaine Bailliage Provincial