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  2. Région Auvergne
  3. Département du Cantal (15)
  4. City of Dienne
  5. Dienne (15300)

L’Epicerie de Dienne

Restaurant L’Epicerie de Dienne in DienneL’Epicerie de Dienne (Dienne) - © Nathalie Balland

Meilleur village bistro of 2017

The Brits are regional champions in these parts! Peter Taylor at the Auberge de Chassignolles, Harry Lester at the Saint-Eutrope and Quillosque, and now Christ Wright, here, running Le Guide Fooding’s Best Village Bistro of 2017. On the road to the Auvergne volcanos, in a remote village that smells like cows, his modest bistro (with an organic and locavore épicerie corner) offers a set menu that wakes up the canton and that ought to inspire all the local restaurants: a salad of tomatoes, anchovies, scallions and a (mostly) hard-boiled egg; crispy cod with an incredible browned butter sauce and miniature roasted potatoes; English cheeses (+€2); and a few prunes macerated in red wine for dessert. To drink, there’s a nice selection of small producer wines from here and elsewhere: Principauté d’Orange VDP from Daumen (€3 a glass), or a more local Bohème from Patrick Bouju (€32 a bottle). Menu €21. New for 2017: there are two hotel rooms and an apartment for rent upstairs (starting at €52 a night for half-board). // J.G.

Getting there

Restaurant L’Epicerie de Dienne
6 Route du Puy Mary
Dienne
(15300)
France
45.158354
2.788735
TEL: + 33 4 71 20 59 84