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La Grenouillère & Photos

I visited La Grenouillère for the first time last July, and I can’t wait to return this Spring with my wife. Head Chef Alexandre Gauthier took the business over from his father in 2003. La Grenouillère is set in beautiful … Continue reading

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Auberge de Chassignolles

Auberge de Chassignolles in the Auvergne Region of France has just recently changed hands from Harry Lester to Peter Taylor. Twelve years ago Harry was one of three people who started the Gastro-Pub movement with the Anchor & Hope in … Continue reading

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Le Pré – Autumn

Auvergne was one of the first regions I visited when I started travelling in France back in 1994. When I first heard of Xavier Beaudiment’s restaurant Le Pré (The Field) earlier in 2013, I did some research and couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Bror & Relæ

“They called us the seal fuckers,” he said, glancing back at his boys for support. “They called us the stinking whale. They asked us if we had braised whale’s penis on the menu.” He grinned. “Look who’s laughing now.” René … Continue reading

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Noma

When I told Karin and our two daughters that we were going to Noma, Eva, the youngest, asked “what’s a Noma?”. Most people reading my blog will know what “a” Noma is. The name Noma comes from two Danish words … Continue reading

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Maaemo

Maaemo means Mother Earth in Finnish. It is also the name of a relatively new restaurant in the Norwegian capital Oslo. It opened its doors back in the summer of 2010 and has never looked back. The kitchen is run … Continue reading

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L’Esprit du Vin

Albi is the capital of the Department Tarn and is situated on the River Tarn. Its main attractions are the Gothic Cathedral, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and its very old bridge. The main attraction for me however is a relatively new, “living” … Continue reading

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La Falaise

It was a short drive through the wild countryside in this part of the Department of Tarn before we arrived at La Falaise Restaurant which is situated on the edge of the village Cahuzac-sur-Vère. It was raining on the 14th … Continue reading

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Michel Sarran

It was another beautiful Autumn day when we visited Toulouse on the 12th October 2012. In the morning we went to the wonderful covered Victor Hugo Market which is situated in the city center. After buying some meat for supper … Continue reading

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Château de Salettes

The Château de Salettes restaurant is set in the heartland of one of the oldest AOC Wine producing regions of France, Gaillac, in the department of Tarn, just North of Toulouse. It was a typical warm autumn day in October … Continue reading

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