Bordeaux: Eating eating eating

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I knew eating would be a major itinerary while in France,
and my high expectations were not let down!

On some days, the first thing i drank after waking up was not water,
but champagne. 
Can't say i'm complaining (unless a hangover was in progress).

France's place for lunch

One of those aforementioned days was when we went to Clem's aunt France's apartment for an intimate pre-Christmas family lunch.
By the way, we had many 'pre-Christmas meals' - all filled with amazing food and wine.
I've been trying to avoid looking down at my midsection since i got here.

Clem arrived at the apartment a little later than some of us,
and i love how welcome his family have made me feel...
by showing me baby + kid pictures of him.   :xlaughing:

France's place for lunch

Sorry can't help posting at least ONE.

France's place for lunch

Before eating we usually sit around having champagne,
and spreads on bread like caviar, olives or foie gras.

France's place for lunch

This one above is 100% NOT halal... and the BEST of all.
We're SO addicted to it and i plan to buy home as MANY AS I AM ABLE TO CARRY.

France's place for lunch

Peeking into the kitchen while lunch is being prepared.

lunch France

Didier, Flore, Serge, Dom, France, Clem

France's place for lunch

Didier, Flore, Serge, Dom

France's place for lunch

The absolutely succulent steak we had - perfectly rare and soft!

France's place for lunch

Lots of fromage (cheeses) + salad after

France's place for lunch

Flore trying to dance off the food.
I told Clem she's like a one-woman-club.

France's place for lunch

Tarte tatin we had for dessert was unavoidable.
I say unavoidable because one, i'm not usually a big fan of apple pie,
and two, i was already so full from all the steak and potatoes and cheese,
but yet i couldn't stop eating it.

I felt like i was swimming in a heavenly spoonful of syrup.

+ + +

For the next day's lunch, Clem took me to L'Entrecote,
this really famous restaurant in Bordeaux which has expanded to an additional two oulets in France.

There is no menu.
They only serve one thing and everyone eats the same entree (salad) and main (steak + fries).
There are no reservations allowed.

Popularity + No reservations = Pretty DAMN LONG QUEUE.

l'entrecote bordeaux

The line was from INSIDE the building till outside,
winding till the building next door!
Crazy!
I've never seen a queue for a restaurant that long in my life!

I didn't want to line up for the Eiffel Tower,
but for food, i would.
And i did.

l'entrecote bordeaux

Took a picture while queueing. Nothing to do.

l'entrecote bordeaux

Waiting to see WHAT the fuss is about!

l'entrecote bordeaux

Okay i must admit... i know what the fuss was about after eating it.
The meat was so soft it practically melted in my mouth.
Drenched in their signature butter sauce,
it was also pure pleasure to drown the french fries in it.

l'entrecote bordeaux

l'entrecote bordeaux

SO SOFT AND RARE OH I WILL MISS IT

l'entrecote bordeaux

Sad face after it's finished.

l'entrecote bordeaux

Shared profiteroles for dessert.
I will forever be reminded of Yishyene everytime i have some,
cos she was the first to convince me to try them,
and we had many-a perfect profiterole moment during our trip to South of France and Italy last summer.

+ + +

On our last day in Bordeaux, it was really gloomy and i was quite disappointed we weren't going to the beach to eat oysters as planned.
So Clem took me to a seafood restaurant to stuff me with oysters to shut me up.

oysters bordeaux

oysters bordeaux

oysters bordeaux

J'adore soupe de poisson!
One of my favourite French dishes (next to bouillabaisse and foie gras)

oysters bordeaux

We ordered a whole platter of different types of oysters.
I had more than my share weeee   :xlaughing:

oysters bordeaux

Belon oysters mmmm

2 Responses to Bordeaux: Eating eating eating

  1. ShaolinTiger says:

    OMG I love tapenade on fresh baguette..

    And tart tatin is one of the BEST THINGS IN THE WORLD EVAR. Especially warm from the oven with a scoop of real vanilla ice cream.

  2. […] for food… my longest record being standing in the cold winter air for 90 minutes outside L’Entrecote in Bordeaux, and second being 45 minutes for Kagari in Tokyo. Both were worth the wait, but both also […]

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