Food and Drink from Aquitaine

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As far a I'm concerned, Aquitaine is not only one of the most diverse and picturesque regions of France, it is one of the best places to find simple, traditional French food. I am, however slightly biased, as it has also been our home for nearly 14 years.

With the Atlantic Ocean along the whole West side, 250 kilometres of ocean coastline in total! It has Europe’s biggest beach, la Dune du Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe.

And with the mountains of the Pyrenees, bordering with Spain, at the south of the region. Its mild climate, influenced by the Gulf Stream, means that this part of South-West France offers a host of culinary delights, with the pleasures of the table been a key part of everyday life.

This is a region with a vast range of top-quality produce, some are such famous French foods that they even have their own museums or tourist routes.

Wild mushrooms such as ceps can be found almost anywhere, if you know where to look. Confit de canardfoie-grasPotate Sarladaise or even truffles can also be found in what seams to be every Ferme Auberge (a traditional farm restaurant) I have have ever been to (and i've been to a few).

Boasting some of the famous winegrowing areas in France such as BordeauxBergerac and Duras, there are a variety of excellent wines available to accompany any food.

Recipes from the region

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Foie Gras with Truffles (Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffes) - A famous french dish, exquisite, but expensive. Normally eaten at Christmas time as a treat for a special occasion.

Confit de Canard ( preserved duck) - Confits are basically a technique of preservation. 'Preserved duck' is a very traditional dish in this region. Normally eaten with Potate Sarladaise and haricot verts, (green beans).

Fried Potatoes with Garlic (Potate Sarladaise) - A very traditional recipe from the beautiful and historic region of Périgord. This popular dish is 
normally served with a meat or fish dish.

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Restaurants in Aquitaine

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La Gabarre
Saint-Julien-de-Lampon


La Belle Etoile
La Roque-Gageac


Le Pim'pi
Biarritz


DRAGON DORE
Bordeaux


Auberge Claverie
Audaux


Mariottat
Agen


bb wok
Biarritz


Hotel-restaurant Les Jardins de Brantome
Brantome


La Table du Moulin
Gaugeac


Haragia
Biarritz


Le Vieux Logis
Tremolat


La Source
Tursac


Milwaukee Cafe
Biarritz


Binh Duong
Pessac


Chez Julien
Paunat


L'Essentiel
Perigueux


Restaurant Le Tertre
Saint-Emilion


Kitsch Kafe
Excideuil


Le Majestic
Pau


La Gueriniere
Arcachon


Cabanoix et Chataignes
Domme


The Black Duck
Saint-Crepin-et-Carlucet


Le Moulin du Roc
Champagnac de Belair


Le Wine Bar
Bordeaux


Chateau Cordeillan Bages
Pauillac


A Table
Bayonne


Bistrot Biarrot
Biarritz


L'Assiette de Foie Gras
Sarlat-la-Caneda


Taco'Mex
Biarritz


Le Chevrefeuille Restaurant & Cookery School
Saint-Cyprien



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