Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Perched atop the picture-perfect fortified town of Carcassonne in southwest France, the Michelin-starred La Barbacane restaurant is tucked away inside the lush H��tel de la Cit��. Famous for its topiary gardens, historic setting and sweeping views of the surrounding wine country ��� this hotel is the perfect fairy-tale escape destination for honeymooners and gourmet travellers alike. The grand neo-Gothic dining room at La Barbacane is boldly embellished with stained glass windows, wood-panelled walls and cathedral chairs, and the innovative menu ��� created by award-winning Executive Chef J��r��me Ryon ��� will quite simply knock your socks off. Signature dishes include the duck foie gras with caramel-coated peanuts, orange marmalade and a warm brioche bun; and the Bresse pigeon stuffed with crayfish, large braised white asparagus, spelt and fairy ring mushrooms in a light jus.