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Minnesota Tourism Office at RAC Club dinner

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Menu from a dinner at the RAC Club with Minnesota Tourism Office: Roulade of smoked salmon and haddock, quail’s egg and asparagus Rump of lamb, herb-roasted fondant potato, Provençal vegetable ragoût and olive jus Cherry Bakewell tart, white chocolate ice cream Coffee with chocolates and petit fours

Bodegas Beronia, La Rioja, lunch

White wine pot roasted lamb, Beronia, Rioja

Menu from a lunch at Bodegas Beronia in Rioja, Spain, with food made by the resident chef to match Beronia wines: Chorizo, potato, grilled pepper and morcilla Riojan vegetable soup White wine roasted lamb Vin santo tiramisu This was an unusual lunch in that it was cooked by the winery’s in-house chef. The food is rustic in…

Côté Mas, Montagnac, dinner

Selection of Frederic Boyer's cheeses, Paul Mas, Montagnac

Menu from a dinner at Côté Mas, the French/Japanese restaurant at Domaines Paul Mas in Montagnac with wines from around the estate to match the food: Aperitif (tapenade puff sticks) Prima Perla Crémant de Limoux Blanc Tuna tataki with cucumber spaghetti and wasabi “snow” Château Arrogant Frog Limoux Blanc 2012 Château Paul Mas Blanc Belluguette 2012 Mas…

Domaine Gayda, Brugairolles, set lunch

Salmon mousse, Domaine Gayda, Brugairolles

Menu from a set lunch at the restaurant of Domaine Gayda, Brugairolles, with a weekly changing selection of dishes (with a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts available) and wines included: Salmon mousse on sourdough toast Bravette steak with roast potatoes and red wine jus Apple croustillant with Crème Anglaise The lunch at Domaine Gayda…

La Coopérative at Riberach Hotel, Belesta, dinner

White bean, chorizo, tomato and octopus cassoulet, Riberach, Belesta

Menu from a dinner at the La Coopérative restaurant of Riberach Hotel, Belesta in Languedoc-Roussillon: Mushroom duxelle on Parmesan biscuit Tomato gazpacho Smoked salmon on crouton Duck rillette on elderberry biscuit Chicken risotto with ham, girolles, figs, hazelnuts and coriander shoots Line caught Atlantic tuna, white bean, chorizo, tomato and octopus cassoulet Local cheese from…

La Bergerie at Château de Lastours dinner

Tuna ceviche with aubergine and sorbet, Château de Lastours, Portel-des-Corbières

Menu from a dinner at La Bergerie, the restaurant at Château de Lastours in AOC Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon: Foie gras with brioche and fig jam Tuna ceviche with aubergine and sorbet Roasted cod with Jerusalem artichoke, parsnips and beetroot Apple croustillant, citric jus and vanilla ice cream Château de Lastours felt unfinished when I visited. Their restaurant was completely…