Our top picks for a gastronomical experience in Bordeaux...
Gastrology joined wine expert and author Nicolle Croft on a journey through the wine region of St Emilion in Bordeaux, where we gained a deep understanding of this famous appellation - from the soil, to the making of wine, the different vintages and the often confusing classification systems.
Bordeaux’s younger and more cosmopolitan vibe is lending itself to an evolving gastronomic scene, bringing exciting innovation into the local food scene. Leading the charge is restaurant owner and chef, Jérôme Billot.
- Located in the heart of Bordeaux, this restaurant serves Bordeaux classics executed to perfection. Find beautifully cooked Entrecote steak and thick homemade chips to enjoy over a few glasses of Bordeaux wine.
- A hop and a skip away from the Bordeaux Tourist office, Bar a Vin is a wonderdul place to experience new wine and chat with knowledgeable staff within a relaxed setting. Glasses start at 2 Euro and cheese platters at 6 Euro (you really can't go wrong here).
- At Creperie Reno's the crepes are all that these beauties should be. Perfectly thin, crisp with expertly judged toppings.
- Baillardran is a speciality store serving the region's famous canelés, You will love these small French pastries that boast a soft and tender custard centre and a dark, thick caramelised crust.