This morning I went for a walk in the rain to the covered market. This area of Perigord is reknown for its foie gras and I saw enough on display to cause severe clogging of the arteries for the population of a small city. There were also mounds of black truffles. They were bigger than I thought they would be, just a bit smaller than a tennis ball, very black and knobbly. They didn’t have a price on them but the stall-holder seemed to be keeping a close eye on his treasures. The market is in the centre of the old city and it is a very attractive area. It’s going to look beautiful once the sun comes out so I am holding off taking any more photos until then.
I’m banking on a change in the weather as I have booked a trip to a couple of the towns nearby. The tour also includes a boat trip down the River Dordogne. It’s not until Thursday so here’s hoping. As the weather was so miserable today I decided to have lunch at one of the ‘posh’restaurants that I had read about. It happened to be just across the road from the hotel so I made a reservation.
I figured that Sunday lunch would be a good starting point for eating out by myself and it was. There were several family groups and a few couples. Everyone seemed to know the waiter so I think Le Petit Manoir was their local. Maybe just a special occasion local as it’s Mother’s Day today in France. The food was amazing, very light with no heavy sauces. It was beautifully presented too. I had the Menu Terroir. If you are interested in what was on offer have a look at the menu on the website above. Oh, and I had a glass of champagne as an aperitif. Happy Mother’s Day to me!