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Read below our latest gourmet news providing an insight on our gourmet weekends and information about the Dordogne.

 

For wine lovers, also see Max's wine blog.  Max is Duck & Truffle's wine specialist.  He is a multi-lingual Italian qualified sommelier with more than 25 years experience in Relais & Châteaux and Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe and the Far-East. His passion for food and wine is addictive and his blog provides his personal point of view on excellent value wines that he has had the pleasured experiencing. 

Taster weekend

Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne from mid-October through mid-April

A taster weekend sampling, what we think, are some of the best wines and gourmet dishes of Bergerac, South West France.

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Table with a view

Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne from mid-October through mid-April

An experience to savour for years to come. Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne.

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Grab a bargain in the Dordogne

Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne from mid-October through mid-April

Grab a bargain and travel to the Dordogne, South West France, when everyone else isn't!

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Food lovers' paradise

Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne from mid-October through mid-April

France is a food lovers’ paradise so where better to spend an early Valentines weekend than in the beautiful Dordogne in South West France.

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A 'bite size' experience of the Dordogne

From the gourmet delights of Michelin-starred restaurants to a feast of classic specialities at a ferme auberge, we’ve used our local knowledge of the Dordogne to bring you gastro guided weekends - sharing some of the best gourmet and wine experiences this French region has to offer.

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Reason to visit the Dordogne - Food!

Périgord (known to most of us as the Dordogne) is regarded as having some of the best cuisine in the country (not bad considering the country is famed for its culinary expertise). It’s the home of Foie Gras, Black Truffles and Duck, and the rich soil provides a number of walnut tree plantations producing delicious oil. 

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When is the best time to visit the Dordogne?

From late September to late April, Périgord (known to most of us as the Dordogne) is a different place to the one seen by visitors during the summer.  The days may be shorter and from December through February the weather can be cold and damp, but with the morning mist sitting over the Dordogne River and the low sun reflecting on the yellow stone buildings, the Dordogne, is as stunning as ever out of season.  

 

We've captured just some of the reasons that we think this place is special out of season.

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Like ducks to water

A great article in Living France, October 2016, from an interview between Duck & Truffle's Kate and Living France writer Catriona Burns... "a love of food and wine inspired two couples to team up and launch a business running gourmet weekends and wine tours in Dordogne".

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Guest blog: We like wine, we've been drinking it for years

Three couples who have known each other for many years took the opportunity for a holiday together at a gite in the Dordogne. Here's an article one friend wrote on their 'perfect day'. 

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Putting the pieces together

How did a local gastro guided tour company meet a famous author? It was during the winter of 2015, as we updated the agenda for our Black Diamond gastro guided tour, that we realised so many of the places we were visiting - restaurants, vineyards and historic sites - plus the accommodation we were providing, were all in the footsteps of ’Bruno, Chief of Police’.

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How to navigate a gastronomic region?

Navigating a region's food scene can have you going round in circles.  Restaurants and wine bars all tempting you in.  Guidebooks and Trip Advisor are a great place to start but how do you know you have searched all the options, and, how do you know what you want?

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Hot food trips for 2016

Olive Magazine features Duck & Truffle in their hot food trips for 2016.

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