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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Alan and Grace's Best of France - In Search of a Perfect Restaurant

You will see later, after I finally finish posting all our France stories, that we rarely dined in any restaurants while we were in France. (Italy, on the other hand, was another story).

The thing is that we were so addicted to all the fresh produces and foie gras from different village markets that, most of the time, we chose a lovely picnic over a restaurant in a heartbeat.

But one day in Sarlat-la-Canéda, we finally decided it was time for something different.  Something warm and big and not at all "delicate"; something that would make our stomach so full that we have to take a nap right after.

So there we were walking up and down the streets, flipping through my pages and pages of restaurant reseraches (I was happy to finally used it a little).  When we got tired from the search, we took a long and peaceful break in the beautiful Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat.  When we needed energy, we stopped for some of the best macaron we've ever tasted.

We finally landed in in Chez Le Gaulois, one of the only restaurants in the heart of Sarlat that does not serve duck or foie gras. What is it famous for?  Thinly sliced hams, warm cheese fondue serve with huge chunks of potatoes : )

Here is how it works: first, you choose your meat (so difficult because they have such a varierty of them), then you choose how intense you want your cheese to be: strong, medium or mild, and a few minutes later there is you perfect meal in front of you, not to mention their lovely housewine and the friendly server who taught us French and even wrote it down for us.

So guess what?  Alan did almost fell asleep on the copper statue after our lunch in the last photo here: my one sleepy husband.  We got our mission accomplished!

For Alan and Grace's Best of France - Macaron, Baguette, Strawberries, and One Big Black Dog, click here.
For Alan and Grace's Best of France - The Strolling in Domme, Dordogne, click here.
For Alan and Grace's Best of France - One Fine Day in a Canoe, click here.
For Alan and Grace's Best of France - Dordogne Village Market: How It All Began, click here.
For Alan and Grace's Best of France - How We Exercise During Our Honeymoon, click here.

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