We spent a week in a very soggy Dordogne near Sarlat at the end of May, which meant rather more eating out and chateaux- and garden visiting than had been originally been envisaged.
Unsurprisingly, most restaurants in the area are very duck product oriented and by the end, your eyes would glaze over when examining menus, so when we found O Moulin it was rather like discovering a new lease of life. The restaurant is in a converted mill off a small road that runs along the Dordogne river and can be found near an old and picturesque church just outside of Carsac.
This is a small restaurant with a garden for sitting/eating outside when dry and with some tables inside and over the glassed over millrace that runs beneath. Interior decoration inclines towards the modern and from looks is somewhat recent. Two women run the restaurant, or did when we were there for dinner, one working front of house, the other in charge of the kitchen. Both are charming and make you feel very much at home.
Food is both good and innovative. The menu is short with a few options for each course and some interesting twists in preparation – for example, one of us had a warm beef carpaccio that consisted of rare-cooked beef, thinly sliced and latticed together, and despite my efforts to describe it, was very good indeed. Overall cooking was very focused and food prepared to order … even the magret, which one of us had proved to be one of the best we’d eaten that week. I think to a certain extent this also reflected the quality of the raw ingredients.
A meal for four washed down with a good bottle of Beauportail came to 150 euros, which for this part of the world and considering we had all enjoyed the meal represented excellent value for money.
The restaurant is open all day offering in addition tea and ices and for us, the only downer was that we’d discovered it too late, otherwise we would have returned.
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