Dining Out

Simple to Simply Grand

Dining in our Hometown
Stroll around the central covered arcade of our hometown bastide, Eymet. A cacaphony of sites, sounds and scents greets you. Find a traditional French bistro tucked between the trateur and wine shop; a simple creperie, between the tourist office and Maison de la Presse; and a boisterous pizzeria that spills out onto the arcade in two directions.

Make your way into town on any Tuesday evening from the end of June to the beginning of September for the Night Market and make sure you’re hungry! There’s moules et frites at one stand, paella served at another, the traiteur puts out a few tables and offers unique, delicious and completely French fare.

Beckoning from the main road is a sleek, modern bistro offering a combination of traditional French and English fare. A little farther on, is a ‘celebration’ restaurant where the chef creates elegant meals that blend haute cuisine with nouvel. He’ll pamper you with amuse buches before your meal and little mini treats during it with petit fours afterwards, even if you don’t order dessert. With thick linen napkins and solicitous service, the atmosphere is refined, the cooking is divine.

Dining Farther Afield
In southwest France, where food is a religion and cooking a contact sport, the possibilities abound—from a simple auberge where you can sit underneath the canopy of a chestnut tree, protected from the sun while you eat a rafinee plat du jour to an elegant Michelin starred restaurant overlooking the Monbazillac valley—the chef, a woman, keeps the best of tradition and has fun with the rest. In a tiny village with one little road, the chef at the grand restaurant now has a small bistro across the way—so, if paper instead of linen, stainless instead of silver works for you—take a seat and let the meal begin!