While in the Dordogne area, this delightful and charming farm represented the height of our French culinary experience. We can't recommend it enough! We were tipped off on La Borie Blanche by the owner of our vacation rental and he never steered us wrong. Reservations must be made in advance, and while the congenial Christine does not speak English, I am sure that by using a combination of simple French and English you could secure seating.
Our reservations were for 8pm and we had a table under a large chestnut in the farm courtyard as the colour of the sky turned a rosey shade. Choices of steak or duck confit are the usual selections on offer. A big bowl of hearty vegetable soup and crusty bread started things off, followed by a Dommoise salad with tomatoes, canard gesiers, cèpes and a lovely rillette de canard maison. A big bowl of potatoes was shared amongst us and both the duck and steaks were superb. Everything is grown and raised on this farm by Christine's extended family. Louis, Christine's young grandson of about 11 years, was most attentive to our needs throughout. Following our entrés, Christine passed around a bowl of refreshing fromage blanc de vache, something like yogurt with the consistency of cottage cheese which we all thought was light and tasty. Two desserts were offered a strawberry and apricot cake just loaded with the fruit. The final piece de resistance was when her husband Alain offered us a prune liquor made from his grandfather's recipe.
This was authentic French farm and charm at its very best. 5 of us ate for 125 Euros with two bottles of wine. Don't miss out on this captivating dining experience.
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