A GOURMET TERROIR
Just mention Quercy or Périgord, and mouth-watering meals spring to mind. Truffles, foie gras, farm-bred lamb and duck confit, Rocamadour goat’s cheese and Quercy melons are full of promise.
Restaurants, markets and purveyors of fine foods are all around, and all are of excellent quality.
Open air markets, particularly the one right by the cathedral in Cahors on Saturday mornings, are a must. Prayssac has a great local producers market on Fridays.
If you like black truffles (Tuber melanosporum) the truffle market in Lalbenque is open each Tuesday from December to March.
For your diary: the ‘Lot of Saveurs’ festival, a great meeting place for chefs and gourmets, takes place every year in the first week of July.
In the village of Saint-Médard, 9 km from the estate, LE GINDREAU with its two Michelin stars
LE BALANDRE, a classic, Le MARCHE, right by the cathedral, the wine bar
LES PETITS PRODUCTEURS, and the excellent CÔTE SUD.
And let’s not forget the bucolic restaurant in Les Arques, just 25 minutes from Domaine de Labarthe, ideal for the summer season: LA RECREATION.
And 2 km from the Domaine de Labarthe, in Caillac: LE VINOIS, a peaceful, gourmet restaurant run by Elisabeth and the chef Jean-Claude Voisin.