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Menu for Thursday 5th April 2012

 Tasting plate of locally reared duck:

Magret séché, fritons, rillettes, foie gras,

gésiers en salade,

fig and walnut chutney, aperitif de figues

Fillet of beef with Cahors red wine sauce

Dauphinoise potatoes

Green beans, carrots,

roast garlic and herb crusted tomato

Cheese Platter

Crème Brulee

Coffee and Armagnac
Wine: AOC Cahors – Château Chantelle

Menu for Friday 6th April 2012

 Asparagus, mozzarella and Serrano ham

Rocket salad

Pan – fried fillet of cod

Saffron, mussel and leek risotto

Braised fennel

Cheese platter

Chocolate and chestnut cake,

Vanilla crème fraiche

Walnut wine
Wine: AOC Cahors – Château Chantelle

Menu for Saturday 7th April 2012

 Ricotta herb and pepper stuffed squid

Peperonata

Spiced lamb stuffed aubergine

 with Manchego cheese

Fennel, chicory and ornage salad, tahini dressing

Patatas bravas

Rocamadour, honey and walnuts

Vanilla panna cotta,

roast spiced plums,

cantuccini

Rataffia

Coffee

Wine: AOC Cahors – Château Chantelle

Menu for Easter Sunday 8th April 2012

Pea and leek cappuccino

Gruyere and thyme twists

Pork medallions

Agen prunes steeped in Armagnac

Cider cream sauce

Celeriac mash, Savoy cabbage in mustard dressing

Cheese plate

Apple crumble cheesecake

Calvados

Coffee

Wine: AOC Cahors – Château Chantelle

A Hearty French Red for a Cold Winter’s Night – Cahors Malbec

January 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Cahors Malbec Black wine, Mas de flory 

Cahors is the ancestral home of the Malbec grape, but the wines made there are much different from the plush, fruity versions from Argentina that are so popular now. Lagrézette is a modern winery, with superstar consultant Michel Rolland (who also works in Argentina, among many other countries) advising, so you might expect a wine in the “international” style.
But whether terroir overrides the winemaking, or age brings out the truth, this was a very traditional Cahors. It was thick on the palate, with firm, almost gritty tannins, and dark flavors of iron, earth and tobacco.

Yet the wine still showed a core of bright cherry fruit, and a lively acidity kept it fresh. It had endured more than improved, resembled a solid workman more than a brilliant virtuoso, but it matched well with the gamy meat and warmed our souls from the winter’s cold. I rated it 89 points, non-blind.
Château Lagrézette Cahors 2000
Read the whole article – wine spectator

Jamie Does the Lot

jamie book cover Jamie Does the Lot

Jamie Does the Lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Does… is Jamie’s personal celebration of amazing food from six very different countries. Cheap, short-haul flights and long weekend getaways have become increasingly popular and within a few short hours of the UK there are new and exciting worlds of food waiting to be discovered as Jamie finds out. Each chapter focusses on a different city or region – Marrakesh, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the Midi Pyrenees region of France including the Lot). Classic recipes sit alongside new dishes that Jamie learns along the way. Alongside each recipe there is a beautiful photograph of the finished dish, as well as incredible reportage shots of Jamie’s experiences in each country.

His new TV program will feature the Midi Pyrenees and our area in May.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jamie-Does-Oliver

We’re in the Guardian!

It was a windy, stormy night in the Lot last night and this morning is grey and rainy… However it’s all sunny skies here at Mas de Flory because – woo hoo – we are in the Guardian newspaper today!!!
The Travel section has an article on Adventure – Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride with profiles of a series of chauffeured tours. Grape Escape France outlines our wine tours and specifically our ‘Malbec Days’ wine tour in May: www.winetoursfrance.net

Guardian Grape Escape Were in the Guardian!

This has cheered us up no end and we may just have to have a couple of glasses of the red (or black!) stuff in celebration!