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If you want to break bread on the path that runs along Canal des Deux-Mers, head to L’Oguste, a former lockhouse that’s been converted into a family bistro (hardwood floors, blue-grey walls, blonde wooden tables) by self-taught chefs Agnès and Richard Fuster. The day we went for lunch, the former insurance broker unveiled a lovely €17 prix-fixe menu: hearty cochon noir pork trotters from Cambes, caramelized in soy sauce and spices (cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass); good veal brisket from the Périgord region, over a bed of pesto tagliatelle; before an excellent Mirabelle plum clafoutis prepared by Agnès. On Friday and Saturday nights, the couple kicks things up a notch: slow-cooked salt cod with tapenade, eggplant hummus and a sobrassada tartine; spit-roasted veal shoulder with haricots verts, tomatoes and a spicy sauce… // P.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Quench your thirst with Southern wines: an organic red Fronton from the Château Saint Louis (€4 a glass), a Comté-Tolosan white from the Château de Belaygues (€18 a bottle), an Hérault red from Le Clos des Nines (€32)…

PRICE: Set menus and lunch menu from €16 to €18 (lunch), €35 (dinner).

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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