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When people are looking for a holiday destination, they usually want it to be within walking distance of a boulangerie , bar or restaurant or ideally all of the above. But sometimes it is better to be within driving distance of somewhere that has more choice which were our thoughts when we first moved to the area. Montcuq is not our closest village but it is the place we seem to gravitate to as it has the hustle and bustle of somewhere much larger whilst retaining the intimacy of a much smaller place.
Montcuq isn’t just a place for people to visit, it has a great community and there are plenty of things happening all year round. No village. would be complete without its share of bars and restaurants and considering it s size, Montcuq has plenty of choice. There is a pizzeria, a bar restaurant called the Cafe du Centre and a restaurant called the Cafe de France all with outdoor terraces overlooking the village centre. It’s a lovely place to be as the sun goes down and the outdoor lights cast a wonderful hue over the busy terraces filled with people enjoying the merriment.
The Cafe de France is our favourite offering a wonderful selection of food and wine. Local delicacies are combined with dishes offering a more international flavour to create a very well balanced and reasonably priced menu served in a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you choose the local goats cheese drizzled with honey followed by a Thai yellow curry of scallops and prawns or opt for a carpaccio of salmon and then the piece de Boucher with a pepper sauce you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert or cheese then you can watch the world go by as you allow it all to digest.
Getting back to the meal, we were then served a lovely courgette and salmon quiche. Again you could taste it was homemade with lovely simple flavours. As with many vegetables here, they have a much more powerful flavour so although courgette can be watery and sometimes bland in the UK, it has a much more robust flavour here. We did think at this point that this was our main course so imagine our surprise when our plates were cleared and a platter of sliced rare beef arrived with a red wine jus and roast potatoes – it was delicious. The French have a natural ability to be able to cook meat perfectly and this platter was no exception.
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