Archive for September, 2010

Opened on the 8th September, Bordeaux now has it’s very own branch of the cult Parisien ballet shop Repetto. It’s not just about ballet though, shoes (in which you can dance the night away) and bags that fit every occasion are on display in the shop that feels more like a ballet studio. With the most beautiful ‘tutus’ in the window as well as a fabulous collection of the famous BB pumps in every imaginable colour, this is more proof (if you needed it) that Bordeaux is a great shopping city and more and more like a mini Paris.

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Lunch Le Pressoir d’Argent at Le Regent Hotel has to be one of Bordeaux’s best kept secrets. A one star Michelin experience for the price of a bistro lunch. You can’t get a table for dinner at the weekend but at lunch time they even include a parking service – all for €34 !

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I finally sampled the cuisine of the new chef at Château Cordeillan-Bages

33-year-old Jean-Luc ROCHA, is in fact hardly new as he has been executive chef at Cordeillan with Thierry Marx since 2005. He has skilfully maintained the modern and inventive style of cuisine that Cordeillan has become known for but with a welcome breath of fresh air.
Jean-Luc obtained Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2007 and this skill along with an obvious pleasure of sharing his passion with the customers bodes well for the next stage in the life of this Relais and Château.

I’ll be back

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Curious as to how Château Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion stand the test of time? Now’s your chance to find out; The Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva is holding a comparative tasting of the 1990, 1982, 1978, 1947, 1929 vintages with palate refreshers of William Deutz Rosé 2000 on 4th December .
Dinner will take you to other vineyards, including la Romanée, Batard Montrachet B. Morey, Château Palmer and Château Caillou (1947 no less)
Bon appetite !

Dinner on the waterfront with Haut Brion

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Tea for.…hundreds!

Not only wine was being drunk this weekend in the vineyards. Hostess with the ‘mostess’ Marilyn Clegg opened up the doors of her Maison La Cayrol at the heart of the hilltop village of Pujols to raise money for the Franco British school exchange between the two villages were she shares her life Pujols and Crondall in Hampshire;
Tables groaning with scones, tiny sandwiches and homemade cakes were devoured by brits and French alike. Oh and there was Pimms too !

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