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Garden Museum Café | Tour de France: Bordeaux

A celebration of regional French cooking on Friday nights throughout January and February. From Burgundy, to Brittany & Normandy, Alsace-Lorraine & beyond!

Once the Christmas festivities have been and gone and the new year has begun, it is customary to make pledges for a healthier and more prudent lifestyle. A noble endeavour, but often accompanied by a lack of balance, a sense of ennui, and an inevitable straying from the too strict and stringent path we set ourselves.

We have just the antidote.

On Friday evenings throughout January and February the Garden Museum Café will be running a series of dinners celebrating the regional cooking of France, to restore strength and sooth the soul through the cold and troublesome weeks of Winter.

Our head chef Myles will be taking us on a tour of some of his favourite French provinces, show casing some of the authentic cuisine and traditional dishes that have inspired his cooking over the years.

Each week the menu will be prix fixe – three courses for £29.

For the last edition of our Tour de France series, we’re heading to Bordeaux. A city with a rich history – once the capital of the English ruled province of Aquitaine, and subsequently, the centre of a power-house region of gastronomy and winemaking.

Wine has brought wealth, and wealth has brought luxurious tastes, so we’re not holding back. The Gironde estuary is rich with fish and shellfish, so we’ll be kicking off with a regional version of Mouclade. Then inland for a main course of rabbit braised with Agen prunes, and then finally, the iconic dessert of the region – St Émillion au Chocolat.

We’ll also be featuring a very exciting new-wave winemaker alongside, bringing new life and energy to a region where tradition has often held sway.

Join us for the final stop on what has been a joyful and enlightening tour of French cuisine.


Image: Sophie Davidson; poster design: Hannah Valentine