Auberge Le Prieuré

Auberge Le Prieuré (Moirax)

  • Date
  • share

Moirax’s main attraction is its 11th-century Clunisian priory. The second most important attraction is the inn that pays tribute to it. That’s where you’ll find Benjamin Toursel (a Ch’ti who used to work for Trama) taking an audacious approach to his impressive cuisine, in a timbered and corbelled spot with stone walls and modern furniture. Want some proof? Take his unbeatable menu that packs some excellent bang for your buck (€35, a glass of wine and coffee included), served in the shade of the paulownias. The day we went for lunch: after two amuse-bouches (a rich haddock cream with smoked radish, carrot purée sprinkled with a curry crumble), a beautiful runny egg tucked amongst pan-fried chanterelles, caressed by a parsley coulis and a chanterelles emulsion sprinkled with hazelnut crumble; unforgettable Gascon cochon noir pig’s cheeks slow-cooked and served pink in the center, paired with pot-au-feu vegetables and moistened by a magical lemongrass broth – wipe your plate clean with the tasty bread from MOF baker Frédéric Lalos; before the delicious finale of pan-fried figs, grapes, blackberries and raspberries, with raspberry sorbet, lemony ganache and a sangria-style fruit juice. // P.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Wines that reflect the terroir, of course, with a glass of a Côtes-de-Duras white, La Pie Colette, included in the menu. For those who are even thirstier: Les Greilles, a Gaillac white (€27 a bottle) or Le Petit Sid, a Cahors (€32).

PRICE: Menus €28-35 (lunch except Sunday), €63 and €85 (dinner and Sunday lunch).

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The new Le Fooding France Guide is available!

Inside the latest edition, discover our top 400 restaurants, bars, wine cellars, shops and hotels from all over France that’ll be the talk of the town in 2024. Anything else? Our 16-strong list of award winners you’ll not find anywhere else, and nine articles which shine a light on the taste of the times!

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… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.