Hotel le Provence
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... we were now well adversed in the area, its food and its fine selection of wine, Floc and Armagnac. We had learned so much in such a short time and we had barely scratched the surface of this fascinating region.
I feel many of us will return to taste these flavours again and to dig deeper into this wonderful area.
Hats off to both Marie and Amanda for arranging and guiding us all through a great adventure.
... with this smaller producer who blew us away with the quality of his Floc and showed great wines and Armagnac. If you were local, there was even vin de table available from hoses in the property to fill 5l containers (and a great €1.6!).
As we tried to leave for lunch, the bus decided that it's sliding door would not shut properly. Michel improvised a closure using a tension belt he had lying around and we were allowed to be on our ...
... 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 ...
Our venu for lunch was the Moulin des Saveurs in Barbaste. This restaurant is situated in the remains of a 13th Century fortified mill (why a mill required fortification I cannot find!). Next to the mill is a lovely weir and a 12th Century arched bridge which made for some pretty photos. The restaurant area is inside caves carved out of the local rock which at one time used to contain a steam engine for the bakery I believe. So, when in a fine ...