Europe Day 7 : Brantome

It’s about a 2 hour drive from Limoges to Brantome which is a beautiful town in the Perigueux region known for its foie gras and truffles.  Our friend was kind enough to drive us and give us a tour of the old monastery built near natural caves formed in the mountains.  The town is peaceful and we enjoyed strolling and looking in all the shops for souvenirs.  The highlight of the trip though was the restaurant our friend took us to for lunch called Charbonnel.  We were seated on the outside terrace overlooking the river Drone on a beautifully set table.  The staff was wonderful and made us feel very welcome.  After taking our order, they brought us some savory canapes of cannelle, cheese madeleines and a melon soup.  We enjoyed each course of the meal which was beautifully executed, was perfectly cooked and seasoned.  I hope the photos below do some justice.  Needless to say, my dinner that night was a yogurt as I was still full from this lovely experience.

 

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