Food, wine & the local area

At Domaine de Beausoleil we are passionate about food and drink

 

Food

 

Part of the fun of visiting France is to sample the delicious local cuisine. The Lot et Garonne and the Dordogne offer a fantastic range of organic meat, fish, vegetables and fruit in the local shops, markets and supermarkets. We keep ducks and hens which have access to part of the garden and provide us with fresh eggs every day.

After a day of cycling, walking or relaxing by the pool you can enjoy a delicious home cooked meal with local wine in your gite, by the pool, in the garden or in our conservatory dining room.  Joy is a very experienced cook and reached the final stages of BBC's Masterchef. We make good use of the excellent local and regional produce and aim to provide you with a very special dining experience specific to this area of France.

Specialities of the region include: Toulouse sausages, sweet Montbazillac wine, Marmande tomatoes and Agen prunes. Local pork and duck is excellent and there are lots of duck products including foie gras. 

During your stay we can offer your party an evening meal. Below are example dinner menus:

Example Dinner Menus (28 to 32 euros per person including wine)

  • French Onion Soup with melted Cheese

  • Roast Pork Loin with Agen Prunes and Crème Fraiche and Duras White Wine Sauce

  • Roast New Potatoes with Rosemary

  • Seasonal Local Vegetables

  • Regional Cheese

  • Nectarines poached in sweet Montbazillac Wine with Lavender Shortbread Biscuits and Vanilla Ice Cream

 

  • Walnut coated Goat’s Cheese with Watercress and Beetroot Salad with Mustard Dressing

  • Salmon in a Brioche and Tarragon Crust with Cucumber and Crème Fraiche Sauce

  • New Potatoes with Butter and Chives

  • Seasonal local Vegetables

  • Regional Cheese

  • Petit Pots au Chocolat with Chilli

 

  • Caramelised Onion Tart with Cheese Pastry, Green Salad with Walnut, Thyme and Honey Dressing

  • Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Pistou Sauce

  • Potato Puree with Roasted Smoked Garlic

  • Seasonal Local Vegetables

  • Regional Cheese

  • Warm Raspberry and Cinnamon Torte with fresh Raspberry Sauce and Crème Fraiche

Example Vegetarian Menu

  • Wild Garlic, Lemon and Thyme Risotto

  • Beetroot and Carrot Bourguignon with Tarragon Crème Fraiche

  • Seasonal Local Vegetables

  • Regional Cheese

  • Orange Blossom Strawberries with Honey Madelines and Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

 

You can book beforehand or when you arrive. We can also offer a wide range of menus to include plenty of interesting vegetarian and vegan options plus any other dietary requirements (not always easy to find in France!).

We can cater for special celebration meals including weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. We have already celebrated an engagement here. Please ask for menus and prices.


Wine

 

Set very close to the wine producing areas of Bordeaux, Duras, Marmande, Monbazillac and Cahors you will be spoilt for choice.

 

There are are plenty of vineyards close by who are always happy to see you and offer you a sample taste. Generally they are open year round, but tend to be closed between noon and 2pm.  Below are links to to three very different vineyards, all worth a visit.

 

Daren and Joy offer a local wine tour with a home cooked lunch afterwards. A great way to spend a relaxing day. We can also advice on places to visit and welcome guest recommendations!

There is plenty to see and do around Lauzun

The Local Area

Lauzun (10 minute walk) has a tourism office, restaurant, bars, boulangerie, butchers, bank, pharmacy and a small market on a Saturday morning selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheeses, bread and local wine. The boulangerie is also open on a Sunday morning (Closed Mondays).

Eymet (10 minute drive) has a market on a Thursday has a number of bars and restaurants and a Carrefour supermarket (open Sunday mornings too).

Miramont's (10 minute drive) market day is on a Monday for fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat cheeses, bread and local wine. There are some good value restaurants here too. Supermarkets are Intermarche, Lidl and Leader Price (open Sunday mornings).

All the local towns have a market day and we can provide you with further information about where, what and when. We are a ten minute drive from Miramont and Eymet, 35 minutes to Begerac and just over an hour to Bordeaux and Sarlat.

 

The area is great for walking, cycling and fishing.

 

Lauzun is a historic and picturesque village just a few minutes walk from Domaine de Beausoleil. Perfect for an early morning stroll to collect the croissant for breakfast or for a lunchtime beer in the local bar.

One of the great features of life here in July and August are the local Night Markets. They usually consist of a number of stalls selling freshly cooked produce, wine and beer set around tables in village square or main street. Everyone is invited to join in (remember to bring your own cutlery and plates!). Lauzun holds its night market on a Saturday night and of course is one of the best.

 

At Home

 

  • There are two swimming pools for guests to enjoy, at the front and back of Domaine de Beausoleil.

  • There are fields and gardens to relax in and observe the local wildlife.

  • The surrounding lanes offer a picturesque backdrop to a walk, run or cycling excursion

  • We keep our own ducks and chickens. There is often a surplus of fresh eggs on offer!

  • There is plenty of games equipment available including table tennis, badminton, cricket, crocquet and football.

  • Each gite has a BBQ to test your outdoor cooking skills.

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