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In the former Convent of the Visitation that’s been given a facelift, a collection of bars and restaurants produce a merry hubbub. Among them is Racines, the latest restaurant from Franck Gérôme and Jean-Charles Huon (who also run L’Un des Sens). It’s a chic wine bar (red walls, roots painted on the wall, a wine cellar behind glass…) with a terrace with tightly-squeezed-together tables. The night we went, we nibbled on shared plates to go with the lovely wines, including: some excellent, locally sourced platters that combined a handful of veggies with Rémon smoked trout, or some delicious rilllettes from La Rouelle de Veau; lovely charcuterie, like Basque ham from Pierre Oteiza, Italian Villani truffled ham, or Iberian La Prudencia ham; and for any snobs out there, caviar from Périgord. Finally, there are classy desserts from Maison Daguier, the best local nougat and baby vanilla baba au rhum! // Jean Pascal

FEELING THIRSTY? Three hundred very beautiful bottles, often organic and always eclectic, 30 of which are served by the glass! Like the Quincy from the Domaine Mardon (€5.50 a glass), the Côtes-du-Forez red from Gilles Bonnefoy (€6.50), the Arbois from the Domaine Ratte (€39 a bottle), the Saumur white from Romain Guiberteau (€70).
PRICE: Platters €9-35.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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