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Travel Blogs from Le Passage
Like all good things, this mini-break had to come to an end and for us, the last blow out was a leisurely lunch at La Florida, a lovely restaurant which had passed from Father to son who had jazzed it up a little to make it a more modern place.
The interior is white and bright and after a little table rearranging we were all sat down for a feast.
Much fine food was had - I settled for lamb which ...
... I might have to drink some of my spoils or wear multiple layers of clothing t get all this bounty home! In the end it all fitted in. Just.
And so to our final tasting destination - Domaine Entras, a small holding which produces wine, Floc and Armagnac. Michel met us at the door of the lovely farmhouse and took us thought the history of the property. With his wife Brigitte, they purchased the property in 1982 and opened their ...
... impression that you never had spirits with oysters but I was glad to bust this myth! Following the Oysters, Sue, who had come all the way from Budapest to join us, was kind enough to bring a couple of bottles of 6 Puttonyos Chateau Dereszla 2005 Tokai Aszú which was the perfect match for Foie Gras. So that was the second course! By now we were on a roll so we ate the cheese course before the main course! Then it was onto the tasting! Each of us ...
... oils and hazelnuts which followed through on the palate and was extremely long. This was such a hit with us that most of us bought some (a half bottle in my case!).
We also got to taste their Blanche which was the finest we had had so far.
This was a truly magical visit which was made by having Floriane provide her own view on the region - we were privileged to have had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with ...
... l'Esprit Passion Tannat (2012 I think) which were both from Domaine de Magnaut. There were two bottle of the Tannat which tasted remarkably different, we think the second was better and that the reason was this was from the wine store where the former had been kept in the warmth of the restaurant - interesting observation.
Then it was on to our next port of call for an Armagnac tasting - well it had been half a day since we had our last one!
Other places to stay in Le Passage
Lotissement Gaussens Centre Hotelier, Le Passage | 2 star hotelfrom $76