Hotel L'Air du Temps
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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 ...
... months in 500litre oak barrels.
Deep ruby colour. Very perfumed nose. Soft tannins and plummy black fruits on the palate.
4. Floc Blanc 17%
Young Armagnac blended with Ugni blanc and Colombard juice. Matured in 1,200 litre oak casks for 18 months to marry the grape juice and Armagnac.
Fabulous Floc. This had lemons and oak on the nose following through on the palate with lemons, sweet fruit, vanilla with high acidity and ...
... 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 ...
... was film and flavoursome with the earthy chestnut and creamy sauce also delicious. Not usually one for deserts, I was delighted with my floating island on is creamy sea - managed to get a photo just before my Kumquat fell off! All of these dishes were beautifully infused with hits of black truffle with skill and finesse preventing them being over dominated. A memorable meal.
The meal was accompanied by some local wines - A Colombard 2013 and ...