If food is an important element in the enjoyment of your holiday then we promise you won’t be disappointed!
We’re passionate about food and the Lot is well known for a wide range of excellent quality produce. Tender Quercy lamb, duck and goose - foie gras, confit or magret are all luxurious and delicious. Rocamadour cheese, walnuts, honey, truffles and garlic - all wonderful local tastes to be enjoyed during your stay.
Every morning we’ll provide a fantastic fresh spread of crusty baguettes, croissants and pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt and home-made jams for your breakfast, together with a selection of fruit juices, teas, coffee and hot chocolate.
On some evenings we also offer the option of a delicious 3 course evening meal with wine and coffee. We freshly prepare this from top quality, locally sourced produce, including our own garden, so that you get to experience the real taste of the terroir and French regional cuisine at its seasonal best.
The price of an evening meal, including wine and coffee, is 30 € per person, and needs to be reserved in advance.
An early summer menu
Asparagus and fresh goat's cheese tartlet
Roast leg of lamb with wild garlic, rosemary and honey
Selection of local cheeses
Gariguette strawberry and white chocolate meringue.
A mid-summer menu
Chilled pea, mint and cucumber soup
Pan-fried fillet of sea bass, saffron risotto with fennel
Rocamadour cheese with honey and walnuts
Creme brulee and fresh raspberries
A late summer menu
Pear, chicory and walnut salad with a warm Roquefort dressing
Local fillet of beef, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise potatoes
Mature and tasty Comte cheese
Fresh fig compote, vanilla creme fraiche and a shot of Armagnac
(figs, pears and walnuts from our own trees!)
Some quotes from our guest comments pages
"Aileen, your food is to die for - how can we return to normality after experiencing gourmet heaven!"
"Aileen's wonderful food was a real treat"
"Aileen's vegetarian cooking is without equal and a rare find - especially in France."
"...excellent gourmet food"
"I honestly have never eaten such good food in my life."
"cycling for foodies at its best!"
"words cannot begin to describe the wonderful meals that Aileen prepared - what skill!"
If you prefer to eat out, the excellent 'La Recreation' restaurant at Les Arques, as well as several good restaurants in Gourdon, are within 15 minutes drive. There is also a very nice auberge in the village - just 2 kms from us.