Saint Emilion

Maurice had an appointment in Bordeaux, which is about 1 1/2 hours from us. Afterwards we decided to drive the 45 minutes to the beautiful village of Saint Emilion right in the middle of Bordeaux wine country. I quickly googled for places to eat there and it was easy to find a restaurant as Saint Emilion is packed with them. We went to the Logis de la Cadene which turned out to be very good. It was one of those classy places with waiters in white shirts and black jackets who were very attentive and the interior was wonderful. All the tables on the terrace were booked but we got a table inside easily. We got the menu (starter, main plate, dessert) and I had doubts about the starter, a carpaccio of fish (as in raw) but it was marinated in lemon juice and topped with all sorts of yummy things and it was so delicious. Then we had very tender beef and a lovely little lemon meringue tart. We had to have a glass of St Emilion wine being in the region. I know very little about Bordeaux wine and I find it a bit strong but maybe I will learn. To tell the truth, I prefer rosé something wine experts look down upon.

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The pretty terrace with a giant vine growing in the corner.

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The church above the village. It is a very steep walk to the bottom. I saw many people hobbling down the main street over the stone street which I imagine must be very slick when it rains.

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It’s packed with shops selling Bordeaux wine like this one.

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An ancient gate into the village.

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I love this corner shop.

2 thoughts on “Saint Emilion

  1. I believe that Rose wine is gaining more respect, at least from what I read in the US. My local liquor store has a full shelf of Italian Rose, a full shelf of French Rose, and a full shelf of American Rose. I am working my way through the shelves to find one that I like!

    L,J

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