If food is an important element in the enjoyment of your holiday then we promise you won't be disappointed when you stay with us!
We're passionate about food!
Every morning we'll provide a fantastic fresh spread of crusty baguettes, croissants, pains au raisins, fresh fruit and juice, yogurt and home-made jams.
Each evening we'll prepare you a delicious meal of several courses with wine and coffee, made from top quality produce. We try to source all our ingredients locally, from markets and farms, as well as our own garden, so you get to experience the real taste of the terroir and French regional cuisine at its seasonal best.
You will also enjoy 2 lunches in excellent local retaurants, a picnic lunch overlooking the Lot River and an evening meal at the renowned 'La Recreation' restuarant in Les Arques - a real treat!
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."
"I honestly have never eaten such good food in my life."
"words cannot begin to describe the wonderful meals that Aileen prepared - what skill!"
A spring menu
Steamed asparagus with frizzled Bayonne ham and a freshly laid poached egg
Magret of duck flavoured with wild garlic, thyme and tilleul honey; braised new peas and lettuce, olive oil roast new potatoes
Selection of local cheeses.
Gariguette strawberry and white chocolate meringue
A mid-summer menu
Chilled roast tomato and red pepper soup with a tapenade croute
The best local fillet of beef with a Cahors red wine sauce, Dauphinoise potatoes, new carrots and green beans.
Rocamadour cheese with chestnut honey and walnuts.
A trio of creme brulee: rhubarb and vanilla, lavender, prune and armagnac.
An autumn menu
Pear, chicory and walnut salad with a warm Roquefort dressing
Roast guinea fowl with a wild mushroom and truffle oil risotto
Cabecou - fresh local goats cheese
Fresh fig and walnut tart with creme fraiche and a shot of Armagnac
(figs, pears and walnuts from our own trees!)
All evening meals start with an aperitif; there is plentiful, good AOC Cahors wine to accompany your meal and a digestif is offered with your coffee - maybe with a little bit of nice dark chocolate too!