Michelin Star Lunch at La Tour Des Vents in Monbazillac

DINING REVIEW OF LA TOUR DES VENTS IN MONBAZILLAC FRANCE

The view from the restaurant La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac

The view from the restaurant La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac

 

Day 510 – July 24th, 2015.

About an hours drive from Pellegrue in the Gironde region of France where we are staying is the one Michelin star restaurant La Tour De Vents.

This restaurant boasts not only a Michelin star but also a view to challenge any fine meal.

Today we decided to make a reservation and visit La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac with our friends.

Restaurant La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac

Restaurant La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac

 

On arriving at the restaurant we were taken to our table, unfortunately not on the terrace with the view, but rather in the back corner. The restaurant was soon full and the maitre’d was turning people away on the telephone. We were fortunate to be able to book so last-minute.

La Tour des Vents restaurant

La Tour des Vents restaurant

 

Menus and wine list were handed out and we studied them for a while, finally choosing white wine and then red wine. Here we find on the wine list the red & white wine from Patricia Atkinson the lady that Moni read a couple of books about recently. She came to France and set up a vineyard many years ago, and since then has sold up but still has a say in the production of her wine.

Clos d'Yvigne 'Le Prince' Appellation Bergerac Controlee

Clos d’Yvigne ‘Le Prince’ Appellation Bergerac Controlee

 

The a la carte menu is considerably more expensive than the menu de jour.

La Tour des Vents menu

La Tour des Vents menu

 

The menu de jour which is a three course set menu and available for 29 Euro.

Lunch set menu at La Tour des Vents

Lunch set menu at La Tour des Vents

 

Three of us chose the menu de jour while Moni decided on the vegetarian menu at 35 Euro.

Fixed price menus with choice

Fixed price menus with choice

 

A taster from the kitchen arrived in the centre of the table.

Appetizer at Tour des Vents

Appetizer at Tour des Vents

 

Bread and wine was served, followed by an amuse bouche of tomato jelly with basil mouse which was really tasty, with strong flavours.

Appetizers at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

Appetizers at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

 

Our entrées arrived.

Méli mélo de salade de tomates, chantilly de basilac et véritable mozzarella di bufala

Entree at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

Entree at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

 

The vegetarian option was;

Crémeux de chou-fleur, fausse terre de parmesan a l’encre, sorbet roquette, fromage frais de la chevrerie d’Antryca

Vegetarian entree at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

Vegetarian entree at La Tour des Vents Monbazillac

 

Then our main courses.

Le croustillant de confit de canard en condiment, carottes glacées, mousseline de céleri

Main course at Michelin starred La Tour des Vents

Main course at Michelin starred La Tour des Vents

 

The vegetarian option was

Le plat évolue au rythme des saiaons et du marché

Vegetarian main course at La Tour des Vents

Vegetarian main course at La Tour des Vents

 

And finally the dessert.

Parfait glacé a la fraise, fruits frais et coulis de fruits rouges, creme montée a la vanille

Lunchtime dessert from the menu of the day

Lunchtime dessert from the menu of the day

 

The vegetarian option

Tartelette a la fraise du Périgord, sorbet citron verveine, streusel

Vegetarian menu dessert

Vegetarian menu dessert

 

Moni had a coffee to finish which was served with a small glass of cream with amaretto, very nice touch. The only bad thing which we picked up was here, the burnt base of the small sponge as petite four.

Espresso coffee service at La Tour des Vents

Espresso coffee service at La Tour des Vents

 

Our lunch at La Tour des Vents was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the time here. Definitely worth a visit at lunchtime with great value menu de jour. The total for the four of us was 169.00 Euro.

La Tour des Vents restaurant lunchtime bill

La Tour des Vents restaurant lunchtime bill

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