Food & wine
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The emphasis is on fresh and local, provenance of the food is assured…
Our menus reflect the seasons and the sun-drenched flavours of Languedoc and the Midi; herbs grown on the terrace and in pots by the front door of the cottage, produce from the potager, tomatoes still warm from the vine, and eggs from our hens that scratch around in the garden at the back, kids love to collect them. Washed down with quality wines from local producers, and Blanquette de Limoux, the local fizz produced for centuries in the next valley.
LE PETIT DÉJEUNER ~ from 6 euros
Breakfast is on the terrace to the sound of cowbells or in the square by the church. Artisan breads and croissants fresh daily, apple juice from the orchards in the village; yoghurt, honey from the mountains, fruit in season from the market or potager– luscious green figs, peaches, melon, and coffee as strong as you like. Cooked options are available – Toulouse sausage and eggs, fluffy omelettes are a house speciality, extra special when you have collected the eggs yourself.
LE DÎNER ~ 25 euros, please reserve in advance
A 4 course dinner is served every evening on the candle lit terrace or within the ancient stone walls of the dining room. Dinner includes a choice of quality Languedoc wines and coffee. Nick is cordon bleu trained and can accommodate special diets including gluten and dairy free, just ask us. His Chef’s Blog might amuse you.
At dinner we serve quality wines from the local AOC areas of Fitou, Corbiere, Minervois and Malpere. The region’s own sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux – local legend says it pre-dates champagne – makes a fabulous aperitif, its AOC classification dates from 1938 so they should know what they’re doing. A number of caves are within easy driving of the house where you can sample and purchase wines direct from the vigneron. Le Cave de Guinot in Limoux, established 1875 is one of our favourites, tours of the cellars in English can be booked in advance, worth it to see the rows of 500,000 bottles still turned by hand.