Bordeaux is yet another French city that I could walk around for days. No matter where I ended up, I was nothing but impressed. Doing a food tour today which should be good as Bordeaux is a food & wine haven and we are all little fatties at heart!
WHERE IS BORDEAUX?
We met Laura from “My Gourmet Tours” along with 4 very nice Americans from Florida who are here just to see Bordeaux!!
First we headed to a place I was recommended by a friend, Bar Vine. A great place to try a some wine without spending a fortune. Breads and cold cuts are also available depending on the wine you are ordering. My guess is you could easily come out blocked without paying more than £20 but wine gives me a sore head so I’m using the bucket today.
As well as dropping into a few places and doing a tasting we collected a few ingredients on the way. The idea was to bring them altogether at the end; black sausage, fois gras and membrillo, mostly stuff I’ve never heard of let alone tried. Next it was off to a cheese shop where we tried Goats, cows and sheep cheese. Now I’m not a huge fan of cheese beyond the usual cheddar but there is a huge difference when coming to a place like Bordeaux!
CHEZ PASCAL DUNES BLANCHES
We had a stop in a mustard shop called Maille. At first I didn’t know mustard tasting was even a thing until I looked around at my mum melting on the spot. We stayed here for a bit and ate the other samples while my mum got a life times supply of mustard thrown down her neck.
Saving the best till last we went to Chez Pascal Dunes blanches and oh my god! These dunes blanches are a little cupcake muffin type sweet (shoe pastry) with a custard cream inside. I don’t like custard or cream (shock) but this was just incredible and if we weren’t having dinner soon after I’d have went straight back for a full tray! You must go!!
Actually when I say best to last it was followed closely by a trip to the chocolate shop, Chocolaterie Cadiot Badie where there was as many free samples as you could take. I tried taking the p*ss but the shop assistants were happy for me to eat as much as I wanted. So much for taking it easy before dinner!
After a walk around the town, showing mum and dad how to use the electric scooters I’ve become accustomed to and the essential courtyard/sunset beverage we headed back to the hotel to let the food digest before dinner, all this food is becoming ridiculous!
Tonight we headed to LouLou, another French restaurant and another all French menu, the waitress’s just love translating it for us foreigners. Again the food was brilliant, maybe not to the level of the night before but a totally unfair comparison considering it was as close to a 10/10 as you’ll get.
Bordeaux, now one of my favourite cities in France and maybe Europe, the food was just killer!
Biarritz tomorrow. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Have you been to Bordeaux, what was your experience like?
- Which restaurants did you try, what did you think?
- What was your highlight
Let me know in the comments below . . .